Low Prevalence of Severe Underlying Pathology in Children With Recurrent Respiratory Tract Infections

D. Peeters, P. Verhulst, A.A.P.H. Vaessen-Verberne, X.W. van den Tweel, J.G. Noordzij, G.J.A. Driessen*

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No underlying pathology could be detected in 64% of 208 children presenting with recurrent respiratory tract infections in general pediatric practice. Asthma/preschool wheezing and adenoid hypertrophy were commonly diagnosed. None of the children had a severe primary immunodeficiency or severe pulmonary illness such as cystic fibrosis. Our findings can guide pediatricians in their diagnostic approach of children with respiratory tract infections.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E424-E426
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021


  • recurrent respiratory tract infections
  • prevalence
  • immunodeficiency

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