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Ayurvedic management of Recurrent Pneumonia in child – A single case study

Ankita Pahaladbhai Patel, Das Ashok Kumar Nathulal, Haresh Vyas


The general term “pneumonia” describes lung infections that result in air sac inflammation. Pneumonia is most frequently caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, etc. In children, Streptococcus pneumoniae is mainly responsible for bacterial pneumonia. When someone coughs or sneezes, they release airborne droplets that can infect the lungs of children and spread pneumonia. The pneumonia-causing bacteria and viruses that are commonly found in a child's throat or nose can spread it further. Pneumonia may spread through blood, particularly during and right after childbirth. Typically, pneumonia in children occurs after a upper respiratory tract infection, flu, or cold. Most healthy kids recover from pneumonia in 2–3 weeks, but occasionally kids get sick and need to be hospitalized. Pneumonia can be a very serious illness in kids with compromised immune systems or other medical issues. Worldwide, majority of paediatric fatalities are caused by infectious diseases. In 2019, out of 740 pediatric deaths, 180 were from pneumonia, which accounted for 14% of all pediatric deaths in that age group. About 22% of all pediatric deaths were reported in children of 1–5 years. An estimated 3.3 million cases of pneumonia were reported in India in the year 2021. In the present case study, a patient was presented with two episodes of pneumonia at the age of 1.5 years. Ayurvedic medicines such as Tribhuvanakeerti Rasa, Suvarnamalini Vasant, and Kantakaryavalehya were given to the patient. The patient was benefited in symptomatic complaints within five months of treatment.

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