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.
- recurrent respiratory tract infections