Etiology and Risk Factors Determining Poor Outcome of Severe Pneumonia in Under-Five Children.

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OBJECTIVES To determine the etiology of severe pneumonia (pneumonia with chest indrawing) in under-five children, and to study the risk factors for poor outcomes viz., 'treatment failure', 'need for change in antibiotics', 'prolonged hospital stay', 'need for mechanical ventilation' and 'mortality.' METHODS Children (age 2 mo to 5 y) with pneumonia and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12098-017-2514-y

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