Epidemiology of acute respiratory tract infections among Guatemalan ambulatory preschool children.

@article{Cruz1990EpidemiologyOA,
  title={Epidemiology of acute respiratory tract infections among Guatemalan ambulatory preschool children.},
  author={Jose Ricardo Daniel Calderon Cruz and G B Pareja and A de Fern{\'a}ndez and Felipe Peralta and Paola S. Caceres and Frank Cano},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={12 Suppl 8},
  pages={S1029-34}
}
Acute respiratory tract infections (ARI) were studied during a 2-year period in 521 preschool children living in a marginal area of Guatemala City. There were 3,646 episodes of ARI detected during 26,329 child-weeks at risk, for an incidence of 14 per 100 child-weeks or 7.2 episodes per child per year. The median duration of ARI episodes was 11 days. The highest incidence of ARI was observed in children 6-23 months old. Boys had more respiratory tract illnesses than did girls; the presence of a… CONTINUE READING

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