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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-9

Acute lower respiratory tract infections in India

Dept. of Microbiology, AIIMS, New Delhi 110 0049, India

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S Broor
Dept. of Microbiology, AIIMS, New Delhi 110 0049
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ABSTRACT: Acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALTRI) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among children in India. Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenza have been found to be predominant cause of ALRTI. S. pneumoniae are largely susceptible to penicillin and erythromycin but show high degree of resistance to co-trimoxazole. Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections are relatively common in children as shown from studies carried out in northern India. There is a paucity of data on the role of Chlamydia pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila in respiratory infections in children and adults. Respiratory syncitial virus has been found to be a significant cause of morbidity in children, while the role of other viruses like parainfluenza, influenza A and B and adenoviruses is not clearly documented.

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