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Fever and tachypnea strong indicators of pneumonia in children with lower respiratory tract infections

India leads the world in childhood pneumonia incidence, with 43 million new cases per year, as estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO). Pneumonia can be difficult to diagnose, especially in patients with lower respiratory complaints in settings where chest x-ray (CXR) testing is not available. Knowing the signs and… 

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Zinc reduces mortality in severe childhood pneumonia

Zinc gluconate supplementation in children between the ages of 6 months and 59 months with severe pneumonia significantly reduced case fatality rates, but was not associated with faster normalization of children’s respiratory rate, body temperature, or oxygen saturation. According to UNICEF and the Public Health Foundation of India, childhood pneumonia… 

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