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Severe respiratory infection in a child

The airways are most often affected by infectious inflammatory diseases and these are usually not serious. A more severe course may be expected mostly in children, the elderly and patients with a compromised immune system. In this algorithm we encounter a severe course of infectious disease of the airways in a child and learn the therapy options.

Author: Assoc. Prof. Petr Štourač, MD, PhD, Vladislav Nezval, MD, Pavel Brančík, Sylvia Matulová

Institution: Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno

Medical discipline: Emergency Medicine

Keywords: ECMO | HFOV | oxygen therapy | pneumonia | rescue maneuvers

Educational evel: Undergraduate level | Graduate

The airways are most often affected by infectious inflammatory diseases and these are usually not serious. A more severe course may be expected mostly in children, the elderly and patients with a compromised immune system. In this algorithm we encounter a severe course of infectious disease of the airways in a child and learn the therapy options.


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This algorithm deals with a current topic, discussed in the pediatric intensive care units when deciding the best course of treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome in children. It’s necessary to remember that even today, severe respiratory disease can end fatally. The presented algorithm of treatment will surely contribute  to the education of the targeted group of professionals. 

publikováno: 1.6.2018 | last modified on: 1.6.2018