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Respiratory Index of Severity in Children (RISC) for HIV-Positive Child

Purpose:

To determine the respiratory index of severity in a young HIV-positive child with a respiratory infection (RISC).

Specialty:

Pedatrics

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, complication detection

ICD-10:

B20

Description:

Reed et al developed the respiratory indices of severity in children (RISC) with a respiratory infection in South Africa. One RISC is for HIV-negative children and one for HIV-infected children. The authors are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), University of Witwatersrand, Emory University and the University of Washington in Seattle.

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