Journal of Clinical Nursing and Practice

Mohammod Jobayer Chisti

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh


  • Short Communication   
    Pneumonia in malnourished children: Etiology, diagnosis, management and future direction
    Author(s): Mohammod Jobayer Chisti

    Background: Management of pneumonia in severely malnourished children is critically important in reducing deaths in such children. Understand the etiology of pneumonia in severely malnourished children is one of the essential components of appropriate management. Diagnosis of pneumonia in children with severe malnutrition is also intriguing. Etiology and diagnosis of pneumonia in Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is not well described in medical literature. Data on management of pneumonia in such children are also lacking. Methods: We have done a systematic review using specific search criteria in PubMed to evaluate the overall role of severe malnutrition in children with pneumonia in SAM children. Results: Among a total of 215 isolates 26% were Klebsiella and 25% S. aureus species, 18% Pneumococcus, 8% each E. coli and Salmonella species. A recent study conducted in Bangladesh found 87.. View More»

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