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Chang, Anne B., Chang, C. C., O'Grady, Kerry-Ann F. and Torzillo, Paul J. (2009). Lower Respiratory Tract Infections. Pediatric Clinics of North America,56(6):1303-1321.

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Title Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
Author Chang, Anne B.
Chang, C. C.
O'Grady, Kerry-Ann F.
Torzillo, Paul J.
Journal Name Pediatric Clinics of North America
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 56
Issue Number 6
ISSN 0031-3955   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1303
End Page 1321
Total Pages 19
Place of Publication US
Publisher WB Saunders Co.
HERDC Category C2 - Journal Article - Other contributions to refereed journal (internal)
Abstract Acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in young children worldwide. ALRIs are important indicators of the health disparities that persist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children in developed countries. Bronchiolitis and pneumonia account for the majority of the ALRI burden. The epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of these diseases in Indigenous children are discussed. In comparison with non-Indigenous children in developing countries they have higher rates of disease, more complications, and their management is influenced by several unique factors including the epidemiology of disease and, in some remote regions, constraints on hospital referral and access to highly trained staff. The prevention of repeat infections and the early detection and management of chronic lung disease is critical to the long-term respiratory and overall health of these children.
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