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Vol. 8, Issue 8 (2019)

Incidence and prevalence of infectious and non infectious diseases in paediatric patients in Warangal region

Author(s):
V Ravali, G Jagadeesh Kumar, B Shailendra, S Krishna, D Sudheer Kumar and P Kishore
Abstract:
Introduction: Paediatrics is the sole discipline concerned with all aspects of the well-being of infants, children, and adolescents, including their health; their physical, mental, and psychologic growth and development; and their opportunity to achieve full potential as adults. An infectious disease can be defined as an illness due to a pathogen or its toxic product, which arises through transmission from an infected person, an infected animal, or a contaminated inanimate object to a susceptible host.
Materials and Methods: A prospective Observational study was conducted for a period of 6 months in Sri Venkateshwara Children’s Hospital and Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital after obtaining the approval from the Institutional Ethical Committee. Children’s with Infectious and Non infectious diseases of age below 12 years were included in this study. Exclusion criteria include the children of age above 12 years.
Results: A total number of 480 paediatric population was included in the study. The prevalence of Infectious diseases was found to be 77.08 % and non-infectious diseases was found to be 22.9 %. 61.04 %belong to rural areas and 38.95 % belong to urban areas.
Conclusion: Our results conclude that the prevalent and frequently occurring infectious and non-infectious diseases in paediatrics is more in case of pneumonia and neonatal jaundice in non-infectious diseases. The prevalence of both infectious and Non infectious diseases are greater in Rural areas than in urban areas. Clinical Pharmacist plays a major role in the reduction of infectious diseases.
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How to cite this article:
V Ravali, G Jagadeesh Kumar, B Shailendra, S Krishna, D Sudheer Kumar, P Kishore. Incidence and prevalence of infectious and non infectious diseases in paediatric patients in Warangal region. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(8):352-356.

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