International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Clinical profile of children aged between 1 to 15 years with acute systemic infections attending tertiary care hospital
Dr. Pooja Doddikoppad, Dr. ATK Rau and Dr. Ravichander B
Sepsis is a common, life-threatening condition in the pediatric ICU. Severe sepsis and septic shock occurs in all settings and age groups and many of these children often have associated co-morbidities such as prematurity or malignancy. However, in the community at large, recent epidemiologic data indicate that more than half the cases of severe sepsis occur in children without a predisposing condition. Presence of two or more of the following symptoms, i.e. temperature instability (core temp >38.5/<36), tachycardia/bradycardia, tachypnea or mechanical ventilation, leukocytosis/leucopenia. Sepsis is SIRS with infection. Clinical features and laboratory parameters in patients with sepsis, viral hemorrhagic fever and other acute systemic infections were noted. Details of blood component therapy as administered to them were noted along with the reasons and indication for doing so. Of the total 178 cases included in the study, mortality was noted at 18.6% (33 patients). In the septicemia group, the mortality rate was higher (52.9%) as compared with the viral hemorrhagic group (13.1%) which was statistically significant (P<0.001).
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Dr. Pooja Doddikoppad, Dr. ATK Rau and Dr. Ravichander B. Clinical profile of children aged between 1 to 15 years with acute systemic infections attending tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics. 2020; 3(1): 20-24. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2020.v3.i1a.54