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Table 2 Frequency of Respiratory illnesses by categories/ types

From: Pattern of respiratory diseases in children presenting to the paediatric emergency unit of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu: a case series report

Category Diagnosis   Frequency (n) (%)
Communicable Pneumonia 753 50.4
  Rhinosinusitis 324 21.7
  Bronchiolitis 223 14.9
  Adenotonsilitis 92 6.2
  Acute otitis media 54 3.6
  Pulmonary tuberculosis 27 1.8
  Croup 11 0.7
  Suspected pertussis 6 0.4
  Parotitis 3 0.2
  Acute epiglottitis 1 0.1
  Bronchiectasis 1 0.1
  Total 1495 100.0
Non-Communicable Acute bronchial asthma 608 84.6
  Foreign body inhalation (non-hydrocarbon) 59 8.2
  Kerosene aspiration 25 3.5
  Acute chest syndrome 13 1.8
  Laryngomalacia 7 1.0
  Epistaxis 2 0.3
  Nasal polyp 2 0.3
  Traumatic ottorhea 1 0.1
  Choanal atresia 1 0.1
  Meconium aspiration 1 0.1
  Total 719 100.0