Bronchopneumonia in Children
Bronchopneumonia is the most common clinical manifestation of pneumonia in the pediatric population, and the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 years. Globally, pneumonia accounts for 16% of all deaths of children under the age of 5 years. A total of 920,136 children died in 2015 as a result of pneumonia. A total of 85% of all the diseases of the respiratory system in children under 2 years are due to bronchopneumonia. Between 2 -10 years, the condition becomes less common but has a longer course of illness.