Paediatric respiratory mortality: past triumphs, future challenges

Russell, G.
December 2005
Thorax;Dec2005, Vol. 60 Issue 12, p985
Academic Journal
The article presents information related to paediatric respiratory mortality. The improving mortality from pneumonia reflects many medical advances other than new antibiotics. However, pneumonia is not the only important cause of respiratory mortality in children. Although fewer than 5% of asthma deaths occur in childhood, asthma is an eminently treatable condition. It is already well known that the mortality from cystic fibrosis has fallen to the extent that it is no longer an important cause of childhood death.


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