One hundred cases of pneumonia with chest indrawing were treated according to the treatment protocol of the ARI control programme.
The majority of children were > 2 months old (85 per cent) with male predominance (61 per cent).
All cases with severe pneumonia survived.
A mortality rate of 7.7 per cent was seen in cases of very severe pneumonia.
Three children in the severe pneumonia group deteriorated on benzyl penicillin to very severe pneumonia but subsequently improved on chloramphenicol.
Six patients were treated as cases of Staphylococcal pneumonia and one of them died.
Thirteen children (21.3 per cent) in the severe pneumonia group required oxygen for breathing rates > 70 per minute.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bactériose, Infection, Bronchopulmonaire, Protocole thérapeutique, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Enfant, Homme, Nouveau né, Inde, Asie, Poumon pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bacteriosis, Infection, Bronchopulmonary, Therapeutic protocol, Sanitary program, Prevention, Child, Human, Newborn, India, Asia, Lung disease, Respiratory disease
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Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199406.