August 10, 2013 # 4:57 pm # Respiratory System # No Comment
Common Recurrent or Persistent Respiratory Symptoms -
Persistent Lung Infiltrates #
Evaluation of chronic respiratory symptoms can be difficult because –
Symptoms – close succession of unrelated ARTI
Symptoms may have Single pathophysiologic process.
Lack of specific diagnostic tests.
Parental anxiety – pressure for quick therapeutic relief.
Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
•Points to remember
–Symptoms – minor problem or life threatening process.
–Determine – most likely pathogenic mechanism.
–Simplest effective …
August 27, 2011 # 6:19 pm # Respiratory System # One Comment
Cough is one of the most common presenting complain in children at Out-patient. Cough may be just a benign protective phenomenon , but at times it become troublesome . Cause of Cough Should be sought for even outside the respiratory system, like ears,abdomen etc.
Cough lasting for 4 weeks or more -CHEST January 2006
1.Inflammatory disorder of airway
Asthma & Loeffler’s syndrome, Tropical …
December 9, 2009 # 10:13 pm # Paediatrics, Respiratory System # 2 Comments
AN APPROACH TO A CHILD WITH WHEEZE
WHEEZES OR RONCHI:
Wheeze is a dry musical sound associated with airway narrowing.
The expiration is prolonged.
Common in infants and young children because of unique age specific anatomic and physiologic properties and gender specific intrinsic lung characteristics.
By year 1- 20 % children.
By 3 years- 33% children.
By 6 year- 50% children.
< 15% children are …