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The Evaluation of Relationship Between Passive Smoking and Recurrent Episodes of Bronchiolitis in Children Under Two-years Old [Zeynep Kamil Med J]
Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2016; 47(1): 17-20 | DOI: 10.16948/zktb.87611

The Evaluation of Relationship Between Passive Smoking and Recurrent Episodes of Bronchiolitis in Children Under Two-years Old

Ahu Paketçi1, Abdulkadir Bozaykut2, Cem Paketçi3, Rabia Gönül Sezer2
1Tekirdağ State Hospital, Child Health and Diseases, Tekirdağ
2Zeynep Kamil Gynecology and Child Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul
3Namık Kemal University Faculty of Medicine, Child Health and Diseases, Tekirdağ

INTRODUCTION: Recurrent episodes of wheezing are more common in infants especially with low socioeconomic status who are exposed to smoking, who are not breastfed and lives in crowded families.
METHODS: This study was performed prospectively with infants diagnosed as first attack bronchiolitis from the outpatient clinics between 2009 to 2011.
RESULTS: The study included 500 infants aged between 1-24 months. Cigarette smoking was present in 46.6% (n=233) of the families. There was
a significant relationship between recurrent episodes of bronchiolitis and exposure to cigarette smoke
(p<0.001).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: In this study, exposure to cigarette smoke was detected as a risk factor for recurrent episodes of bronchiolitis. The decrease of smoking
in the population can prevent recurrence of bronchiolitis.

Keywords: bronchiolitis, smoking, infant

Ahu Paketçi, Abdulkadir Bozaykut, Cem Paketçi, Rabia Gönül Sezer. The Evaluation of Relationship Between Passive Smoking and Recurrent Episodes of Bronchiolitis in Children Under Two-years Old. Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2016; 47(1): 17-20

Corresponding Author: Rabia Gönül Sezer, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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