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Indian J Pediatr. 2014 Aug;81(8):797-9. doi: 10.1007/s12098-013-1225-2. Epub 2013 Oct 1.

Evaluation of Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) algorithm for diagnosis and referral in under-five children.

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Department of Pediatrics, Pt B D Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, 124001, India.

Abstract

A prospective observational study was conducted on 500 children to evaluate the Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI) algorithm for diagnosis and referral of children aged 0-59 mo. IMNCI algorithm performed well in diagnosis [except sepsis in 0-7 d (p < 0.01) and malaria in 2-59 mo (p < 0.01)] and referral of under five illnesses. The proportion of children with the mismatch between 'IMNCI' diagnosis and 'Gold Standard' diagnosis were highest (38.7 %) among children 0-7 d of age. The authors conclude that IMNCI algorithm in young children has good sensitivity for referring children with severe illnesses and is a good tool for diagnosis of most of childhood illnesses in under-five children.

PMID:
24081896
DOI:
10.1007/s12098-013-1225-2
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