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Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Clinical and epidemiological study of bronchiolitis in Mosul

Dr. Kahtan A, Dr. Hiba S Raoof and Dr. Ragheb H Sultan
One hundred sixty babies with bronchiolitis were studied in Al-Khansa' Maternity and Children Teaching Hospital from the 1st of December 2005 to the 30th of March 2006. Males were 108 (67.5%) and females were 52 (32.5%) with male to female ratio of 2.08: 1, their ages were less than one year, the peak incidence was 2 month old babies, the mean age was (5.08+- 3.25 month), and most of them were full term. Bronchiolitis was more common in low socioeconomic families, in those whose parents are smokers, in crowded families and in those whose older siblings were having upper respiratory infection. Family history of atopy was not significant. Breast feeding is really valuable in protecting against this infection where the main presenting features were cough, shortness of breath, fever, irritability with upper respiratory infection, and most of the babies were in respiratory distress with retractions and fine crepitations. The main findings in their chest radiography were air trapping, increase vascular marking with little consolidation and collapse. All babies were given salbutamole nebulizer, corticosteroids with antibiotics, most of them were given oxygen and some were given aminophylline. Most of the babies stayed for few days in the hospital and all of them were discharged well.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Kahtan A, Dr. Hiba S Raoof, Dr. Ragheb H Sultan. Clinical and epidemiological study of bronchiolitis in Mosul. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(1):351-360.

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