Pneumonia: consequences and treatment
Pneumonia consequences can give both in the early period of the course of the disease, and against the background of general improvement. Especially dangerous is pneumonia in newborns: the consequences of this process often lead to the death of the baby. No less terrible results in intrauterine pneumonia consequences, if there was no adequate conservative treatment. The most common in children is the toxic effect of pneumonia. Usually it is formed by pneumonia in a child with manifestations of intestinal toxemia or neurotoxicosis.
Clinical manifestations of intestinal toxicosis in the form of the consequences of the transferred pneumonia usually begin at an early stage of the disease. All symptoms completely disappear by the time of full recovery.
There are three stages of toxicosis and three degrees of internal toxicosis:
Stage I – with the increase in the functions of all organs and systems; the child is agitated, restless; vomiting is observed, liquid and frequent emptying, tachycardia;
II stage – Decreased functioning of organs and systems; the child is little mobile, is indifferent; perhaps, a violation of consciousness – a sopor or stupor;
III stage – loss of consciousness.
I degree – Body weight loss up to 5%; the child has moderate thirst, mucous membranes dry;
II degree – Body weight loss from 5 to 10%; dry skin and mucous membranes, the elasticity of tissues is reduced, the fontanel is sunken, tachycardia, arterial pressure is reduced; frequent vomiting, stool 10 times a day or more;