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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versão On-line ISSN 1678-9849
JAMMAL, Millena Prata; CUNHA, Selma Freire de Carvalho da; TEIXEIRA, Vicente de Paula Antunes e CUNHA, Daniel Ferreira da. Frequency of pneumonitis among malnourished autopsied adults. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2009, vol.42, n.4, pp. 469-470. ISSN 1678-9849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822009000400022.
The objective of this study was to investigate whether malnourished autopsied adults would present higher frequency of pneumonitis than non-malnourished ones would. All of the autopsied adults (n = 175; age > 18 years) with complete records, including weight and height data, were included. Pneumonitis was observed more frequently in malnourished individuals (59.1%) than in non-malnourished individuals (41.3%). This study showed that the percentage of pneumonitis among autopsied adults was high, in addition to an increased risk of pneumonitis among these individuals.
Palavras-chave : Protein-energy malnutrition; Pneumonitis; Autopsy; Adults.