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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-64

Recurrent pneumonia in a child: Knitting clinical and radiological features to clinch the diagnosis

1 Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
3 Allergy and Immunology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
4 Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Unit, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Joseph L Mathew
Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ipcares.ipcares_23_22

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Childhood pneumonia is a very common cause of morbidity and mortality in children, especially in developing countries. A small proportion of these are due to recurrent pneumonias. This is defined as the occurrence of more than one episode of pneumonia within a single year, or greater than 3 episodes within any duration; with radiographically documented clearing between episodes. A diligent, step-wise clinical approach and judicious laboratory investigations are required to establish clinical diagnosis. In this article, we describe the approach used to establish etiology in a case of recurrent pneumonia.

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