A clinical analysis of pneumonia in infancy and childhood
1000 cases of pneumonia hospitalized during 176-1979 were analysed. The incidence was higher in spring and winter seasons. The morbidity and mortality were comparatively higher in infancy.5.4% of patients died. By excluding those who died within 24 hours after admission, the corrected fatality rate was 3.7%. Among the deaths, 87.09% had a total leucocyte count10000/mm~3. and 90.30% had neutrcphile greater than 50%. All death cases suffered from coexisting diseses. at the top of the list was toxic encephalopathy(100%),and next were malnutrition(61.90%).and myccsrditis (23.33%): those with congenital heart disease and cardiac failure constituted 19.23% and 16.67% respectively.