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etiology of acute lower respiratory tract infection in children from alabang, metro manila.the etiology of acute lower respiratory tract infection (alri) was identified in 235 (43.8%) of 537 hospitalized children less than 5 years of age. clinical evidence of measles was found in 258 (48.0%) patients, of whom 59 had a second viral infection. a viral agent was identified in an additional 121 patients, so that a total of 379 (70.6%) had viral infections. after measles, respiratory syncytial virus was the most common respiratory virus. bacteremia was noted in 72 children (13.4%), occurri ...19902270415
patterns of acute respiratory tract infection in children: a longitudinal study in a depressed community in metro manila.the incidences of acute respiratory tract infection (ari) and acute lower respiratory infection (alri) were 6.1 and 0.5 per child-year, respectively, in children less than 5 years old in a depressed urban community in manila. the peak age-specific incidence occurred in those children 6-23 months old for ari and 6-11 months old for alri. age less than 2 years, malnutrition, household crowding, and parental smoking were associated with a statistically significant, though modest, increase in ari mo ...19902270416
bacterial and viral etiology of serious infections in very young filipino infants.pneumonia, meningitis and other serious infections are leading causes of death in developing countries. as part of a multicenter study we aimed to determine the etiology of pneumonia, meningitis and other serious infections in a cohort of filipino infants ages 90 days or younger.199910530574
molecular characterization of human respiratory syncytial virus in the philippines, 2012-2013.human respiratory syncytial virus (hrsv) is a major cause of acute lower respiratory tract infections in infants and children worldwide. we performed molecular analysis of hrsv among infants and children with clinical diagnosis of severe pneumonia in four study sites in the philippines, including biliran, leyte, palawan, and metro manila from june 2012 to july 2013. nasopharyngeal swabs were collected and screened for hrsv using real-time polymerase chain reaction (pcr). positive samples were te ...201526540236
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