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Title: Spectrum of paediatric diseases in south Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Sadeghi, E.
Issue Date: 1997
Language: English
Abstract: The results of an inpatient and outpatient review of paediatric diseases in the south of the Islamic Republic of Iran are presented. Male patients outnumbered females for both outpatients and inpatients [1.3:1 and 1.4:1 respectively]. More sick infants than preschoolers or school-aged children visited the paediatrician's office, especially in spring and summer. Infectious diseases outnumbered noninfectious diseases, particularly in autumn and winter and consisted mostly of viral illnesses. Respiratory illnesses comprised more than half of all outpatient childhood diseases. About 45% of children admitted to hospital were infants. Half of the children admitted had failure to thrive and 3.5% were severely malnourished. Infectious diseases were the most prevalent paediatric disease in hospital, followed by neoplastic and blood diseases respectively
Description: 519-529
Keywords: Sex Distribution
Age Distribution
Malnutrition
Prevalence
Respiratory Disorders
Seasons
Failure to Thrive
Communicable Diseases
Neoplasms
Hematologic Diseases
Subject: Child
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117595
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0303/emhj_1997_3_3_519_529.pdf
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