Term: Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (LRTI)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-11-17

Definition:

Infection affecting the lower part of the breathing system (the breathing tubes and lungs). The diagnosis-based definition for five years of age and older is at least one diagnosis over one year for lower respiratory tract infection. The definition for age less than five years of age is at least one diagnosis over one year for lower respiratory tract infection, as defined above, or Asthma.

For a list of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CA diagnoses codes used to identify Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (LRTI) in the Child Health Atlas Update (2008), please see the Links section below.

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