Pneumonia in ventilated babies in an emerging country: Clinical features, aetiology and short-term outcome

Kling S. ; Gie R.P. (2000)

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Forty-four babies (<6 months) with pneumonia admitted for ventilation to a paediatric ICU serving a low-income community, were studied. Twenty-three per cent had been ventilated during the neonatal period and three had bronchopulmonary dysplasia. The median duration of symptoms was 1.5 days; 45 per cent presented with apnoea. Five babies (11 per cent) died. Blood cultures were positive in six children (14 per cent). Viruses were cultured in 13 children (30 per cent).

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