SPM – MCQ 90 – Child with a history of cough and fever for 4 days

A 2-year old female child was brought to a PHC with a history of cough and fever for 4 days with inability to drink for last 12 hours. On examination, the child was having weight of 5 kg, and respiratory rate of 45/minute with fever. The child will be classified as suffering from:
A. Very severe disease
B. Severe Pneumonia
C. Pneumonia
D. No Pneumonia

Correct answer : A. Very severe disease

The child is unable to drink water for past 12 hours. It is a danger sign which indicates very severe disease.

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