WHEN DO YOU CALL A LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACK INFECTION TO BE RECURRENT? - DMK

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Definition of RRI is problematic and clear consensus does not exist. In case of otitis media, a reference standard for occurrence is three episodes within 6 months or four episodes within 12 months. Recurrent infectious rhinitis is usually defined as more than five episodes per year and recurrent pharyngitis or tonsillitis more than three episodes within 12 months (Bellanti, 1997; Graham, 1990; Teele et al., 1989). Every definition of RRI is arbitrary and too generic and restrictive. Rather then defining if a child has recurrent infections with an objective numeric evaluation, it is better to know (Don et al., 2007): if the child generally feels good, if there are conditions that could be diagnosed and treated as a true disease, if the findings on the history and physical examination are suggestive of an immunodeficiency.
I think Dr.Murtuza.has clearly stated LOWER RESPIRATOY INFECTIION and the answer is in contexted with URTI...
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Frequencies of any isystemic infection exceed 6 times in a year should be considered as RECURRENT
6 episode in a year
6 episodes per year

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