Nantanda, Rebecca3; Tumwine, James K4; Ndeezi, Grace4; Ostergaard, Marianne S5
1 Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis, Eksterne centre, Københavns Universitet3 Child Health and Development Centre, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.4 unknown5 Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet
evidence of under-diagnosis of asthma
Pneumonia is considered the major cause of mortality among children with acute respiratory disease in low-income countries but may be over-diagnosed at the cost of under-diagnosing asthma. We report the magnitude of asthma and pneumonia among "under-fives" with cough and difficulty breathing, based on stringent clinical criteria. We also describe the treatment for children with acute respiratory symptoms in Mulago Hospital.