Background: In children under the age of five, acute respiratory illness (ARI) is the leading cause of preventable mortality. For the early detection of seriousness and
In the current study, timely treatment of ARI Acute illness observation scale (AIOS) an illness severity was used.
Aims: To study correlation of AIOS with WHO grading of pneumonia, radiological findings and prognosis in children of age 2 months to 5years.
A two-month hospital-based prospective observational research was done on 80 children aged 2 to 59 months who were admitted to the hospital with pneumonia throughout the study period.
Results: The association between AIOS score versus WHO grading ( severity) was statistically significant with P value of
Conclusion: AIOS scoring is useful in anticipate abnormal x-ray findings in acute respiratory illness in 2-59 months old children.
Acute respiratory illness, ARI Acute illness observation scale (AIOS), radiological findings