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Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: Guidelines for the Management of Common Childhood Illnesses. 2nd edition. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2013.

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Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: Guidelines for the Management of Common Childhood Illnesses. 2nd edition.

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Abbreviations

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

ART

antiretroviral therapy

AVPU

alert, responding to voice, responding to pain, unconscious (simple consciousness scale)

BCG

bacille Calmette-Guérin

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

DPT

diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus

EVF

erythrocyte volume fraction (haematocrit)

Hb

haemoglobin

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

IM

intramuscular (injection), intramuscularly

IMCI

Integrated Management of Childhood Illness

IV

intravenous (injection), intravenously

MDR

multidrug-resistant

NNRTI

non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor

NRTI

nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor

NSAID

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

ORS

oral rehydration salt(s)

PCP

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

ReSoMal

rehydration solution for malnutrition

SD

standard deviation

TB

tuberculosis

WHO

World Health Organization

Symbols

diagnostic sign or symptom

treatment recommendation

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Bookshelf ID: NBK154432

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