The structure of the incidence and modern approaches to the treatment of acute respiratory viral infections in children
Undoubtedly, acute respiratory infections (ARI) invariably occupy a leading place in the structure of infectious pathology, especially among children. In Russia, approximately 70–80 thousand diseases are registered annually per 100 thousand of a population of a given age (3.3 times higher than in adults) with no downward trend, while the frequency of influenza during a seasonal increase in the incidence is not always more frequent, and sometimes less frequently than ARI of another etiology in total.
ARIs are not a mild “cold”, which we constantly hear from the TV screen and read on the Internet — they are acute infections with varying severity of the course, caused mainly by viruses belonging to at least 7 families (Orthomyxoviridae, Paramyxoviridae, Picornaviridae, Coronaviridae, Reoviridae, Parvoviridae, Adenoviridae). It should be noted that the causative agents of the common cold do not exist at all, and this concept has nothing to do with medicine. Continue reading