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Infectious Diseases as an Emergency at an Ear-Nose-Throat Pediatric Division
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Infectious diseases are the leading cause of emergency hospital admission for children treated at ENT department. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the rate of emergency admission for particular infectious diseases, bacterial etiology and treatment modalities, especially surgical. The study included 83 emergency patients admitted to the Pediatric Division of ENT Department, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital, Zagreb, over the period from January 1999 through May 2001. In the majority of cases, the pathology was due to upper respiratory tract infections. Otitis media, peritonsillary abscess and acute sinusitis were most common diagnoses. The most frequently isolated pathogenic bacteria were Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Staphylococcus aureus. All patients were treated with antibiotics and nearly all of them by surgery.
Respiratory tract infections, complications; Emergencies; Child; Infant