oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A review of bronchopneumonia in African children

Volume 13, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The incidence of respiratory disease in African children is recorded and attention drawn to the severity of bronchopneumonia. Three hundred and fifty-two children under the age of three presenting with bronchopneumonia are reviewed. Factors contributing to the overall mortality of 52 per cent. are outlined and emphasis is placed on the need for further investigation into the aetiology and prevention of this commonly fatal condition.

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