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ARI-DIAGNOSIS!!!!

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ARI-DIAGNOSIS!!!!

Post by nomoredoc on Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:38 pm

Question a 3 month old child presents with RR-50/min,no chest in-drawing & cough for more than 3days.it should be categorised as-------

1)Pneumonia
2)no Pneumonia
3)severe Pneumonia
4)very severe Pneumonia

confused [DOUBT:the Q-source gives the ans-key as (2)...BUT isn't it (1)???????]

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Re: ARI-DIAGNOSIS!!!!

Post by drspawar on Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:32 pm

PARK 18th edi (pg 143)

PNEUMONIA- RR=>50 2mth- 12mth; RR=>40 12mth-5yr
no chest indrawing
wheezing+/-


SEVERE PNEUMONIA- taccypnoea+
wheezing+ chest indrawing
cyanosis

if malnutrition is present classify as severe pneumonia.

answer is definitly 1(pneumonia)

remember-
in <2mths age any pneumonia is considered to be severe and needs urgent referal.
danger signs in <2mnth- RR=>60
stopped feeding
convulsions, abnormal slleep
stridor in calm child, wheezing
fever or hypothermia.

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