Asthma and pneumonia among children less than five years with acute respiratory symptoms in Mulago Hospital, Uganda: evidence of under-diagnosis of asthma

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Rebecca Nantanda, James K Tumwine, Grace Ndeezi, Marianne S Ostergaard

Pneumonia is considered the major cause of mortality among children with acute respiratory disease in low-income countries but may be over-diagnosed at the cost of under-diagnosing asthma. We report the magnitude of asthma and pneumonia among "under-fives" with cough and difficulty breathing, based on stringent clinical criteria. We also describe the treatment for children with acute respiratory symptoms in Mulago Hospital.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)e81562
ISSN1932-6203
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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