Journal Article

Brief report. Severe bronchiolitis in Malaysian children

PWK Chan, AYT Goh and LCS Lum

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 46, issue 4, pages 234-236
Published in print August 2000 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online August 2000 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI:
Brief report. Severe bronchiolitis in Malaysian children

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Twenty-two (42 per cent) out of 52 patients admitted with severe bronchiolitis to our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit required ventilation. Risk factors associated with ventilation included a younger mean age, female sex, low birthweight, failure to thrive and the presence of an underlying illness. Ventilated patients were also more likely to have a higher respiratory distress assessment index (RDAI) score, pneumonic infiltration on chest X-ray, lower serum sodium and a positive respiratory syncytial virus isolation in the tracheal secretion.

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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