Journal article

Child pneumonia - focus on the Western Pacific Region

TKP Nguyen, TH Tran, CL Roberts, SM Graham, BJ Marais

Paediatric Respiratory Reviews | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Worldwide, pneumonia is the leading cause of death in infants and young children (aged 75%) of pneumonia deaths occurred in six countries; Cambodia, China, Laos, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Viet Nam. Historically Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae were the commonest causes of severe pneumonia and pneumonia-related deaths in young children, but this is changing with the introduction of highly effective conjugate vaccines and socio-economic development. The relative contribution of viruses and atypical bacteria appear to be increasing and traditional case management approaches may require revision to accommodate increased uptake of conjugated vaccines in the Western ..

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