Risk factors for a poor outcome among children admitted with clinically severe pneumonia to a university hospital in Rabat, Morocco.

@article{Jroundi2014RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for a poor outcome among children admitted with clinically severe pneumonia to a university hospital in Rabat, Morocco.},
  author={Imane Jroundi and Chafiq Mahraoui and Rachid Benmessaoud and Cinta Moraleda and Houssain Tligui and Myriam Seffar and Salma Ech-Cherif El Kettani and Badr Sououd Benjelloun and Saad Chaacho and Carmen Mu{\~n}oz-Almagro and Joaquim Ruiz and Pedro Alonso and Quique Bassat},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={
          164-70
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Data on prognostic factors among children with severe pneumonia are scarce in middle-income countries. We investigated prognostic factors for an adverse outcome among children admitted to the Hôpital d'Enfants de Rabat, Morocco with World Health Organization-defined clinically severe pneumonia (CSP). METHODS Children aged 2-59 months admitted to the hospital and fulfilling the CSP definition were recruited into this 13-month prospective study. A poor prognosis was defined as death… CONTINUE READING

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