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Bacteriological Study of Sputum in Adult Respiratory Tract Infection: A Study from Eastern India

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2017,7,3,1655-1660.
Published:September 2017
Type:Research Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Rudrajit Paul1, Jayanti Ray1, Jayati Mondal2, Shubhabrata Das3

1Department of Medicine, Medical College Kolkata. 700073, West Bengal, India.

2RMO-Cum-Clinical Tutor, Chittaranjan SevaSadan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

3Clinical fellow, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada.

Abstract:

Respiratory tract infection (RTI) is one of the commonest community acquired infections. The incidence and severity varies between children and adults but it is a significant cause of both outdoor visits and hospital admissions in all age groups. Indian studies have consistently shown that RTI constitutes a major disease burden in both rural and urban areas [1]. The incidence and morbidity of RTI is more in children, especially in the under-5 age group. But for adults too, this is a major cause of medical consultation. Data from UK general practice clinics have shown that up to 25% of the adult population visit their GP clinic each year for an episode of RTI

Some imaging findings of patients with RTI: A- left sided pneumonia; B- right sided pneumonia with pleural effusion