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HERNANDEZ ATCHESEN, Lisset  y  ALY TURRUELLES, Farid Damaso. Lower Acute Respiratory Infections Behavior in Children Under Five Years at George Gauvin Hospital of Haití. CCM [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.4, pp.470-476. ISSN 1560-4381.

Introduction: lower respiratory tract infections are a health problem in children under five years and are at the top cause of death, mainly in Third World countries. Objective: to determine the behavior of lower acute respiratory infections in children under five years. Methods: a retrospective and series of cases study in George Gauvin Community Hospital of Grand Goave, (a   West Department of Haiti), during October 2010 to March 2011 was carried out. The universe comprised 147 cases treated for acute respiratory infections, and the sample was of 61 patients suffering from lower respiratory infections, 12 of them reported of severe state at Intensive Care Unit and 49 non-fatal hospitalized at Pediatric  Service. The variables age, sex, family economic status and complications were studied. Sheets were reviewed by the outpatient hospital recording of Pediatrics and the medical records of children diagnosed with this disease. Results: the age group between 1-4 years (42.62%) was the predominant one, as well as males (67.21%). The prevailing average economic level was of 67% and pleurisy was the most common complication (41.66%), followed by atelectasis (33.33%). Conclusions: lower acute respiratory infections prevailed in the transitional group and in males, it influenced on the medium economic status and the intrapulmonary complications were the prevailing ones.

Palabras clave : lower acute respiratory infection; disease entity; atelectasis; children.

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