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Practical Approach for the Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management of Recurrent Upper Respiratory Tract Infection in Children: Report from an Expert Closed-group Discussion

Kuravi Nagaraju, Raju Shah, Sridhar Ganapathy, Sitesh Roy, Rakesh Bhatia, Paramjeet S Kumar, Sanjiv Kanaujia, Archana Karadkhele, Snehal Muchhala, Rahul Rathod, Viraj Suvarna

Keywords : Children, Cough, Levosalbutamol, Pediatrics, Respiratory tract infections

Citation Information : Nagaraju K, Shah R, Ganapathy S, Roy S, Bhatia R, Kumar PS, Kanaujia S, Karadkhele A, Muchhala S, Rathod R, Suvarna V. Practical Approach for the Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management of Recurrent Upper Respiratory Tract Infection in Children: Report from an Expert Closed-group Discussion. Pediatr Inf Dis 2021; 3 (3):105-112.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1321

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-01-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are one of the most common infections in childhood. Due to the weaning of maternal immunity during the first year of life and relative immaturity of the immune system, children in the age group of 6 months to 6 years are predisposed to RTIs. Several guidelines are available from western countries on the diagnosis and management of RRTIs. However, owing to the economic, nutritional, environmental, geographic, and social diversity of India, the practical approach to RRTIs, especially, the recurrent URTIs, is likely to differ warranting the need for local guidelines. This expert consensus offers a practical guide for the diagnosis, prevention, and management of recurrent URTIs in pediatric outpatient settings in India.

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