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Pediatric Respiratory Infections | Canadian Acute Respiratory Illness and Flu Scale (CARIFS)

Purpose:

To evaluate a child with an acute respiratory infection using the Canadian Respiratory Illness and Flu Scale (CARIFS).

Specialty:

Pedatrics

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression, complication detection

ICD-10:

J00-J06, J20-J22, J30-J39

Description:

The Canadian Acute Respiratory and Flu Scale (CARIFS) measures the severity of symptoms associated with acute respiratory infections in children. It can be used to monitor the illness and the response to any interventions. The authors are from the Universities of Toronto, Calgary and Dalhousie in Canada and Hoffman-La Roche in New Jersey.

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