Respiratory infections in children hospitalized at the University Hospital Mostar during war and post-war period

Dzenis Jelcić, Marija Grle, Tomislav Strinić
2010 Collegium Antropologicum  
Our aim was to investigate the incidence of respiratory infections in children treated at the Pediatric Department of the University Hospital Mostar during war (1993 and 1994) and after the war (2003 and 2004). In order to collect data we used medical histories of children with respiratory infections. Incidence of respiratory infections in children in war period was 230/1000, while in post-war period it was 190/1000. There was no significant difference in the incidence of respiratory infections
more » ... piratory infections in children during war and after the war (p = 0.051). We have not found increase in respiratory infections prevalence in children treated during war period at the Pediatric department of University Hospital Mostar, compared to the period after the war. However, we did report certain differences related to age, clinical parameters, seasonal pattern, diagnosis, therapy and mean hospitalization time.
pmid:20402296 fatcat:cwalremex5fm5aesp2xmtwkpfu