International Medical Journal, Vol. 14., Iss. 4, 2008, P. 36−39.
CELLULAR ENERGY METABOLISM IN CHILDREN OF THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE AT COMPLICATED PNEUMONIAS
Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
The problem of diagnosis of acute complicated and uncomplicated pneumonia in children of the first year of life is discussed. Metabolic therapy was substantiated based on the changes in cellular energy metabolism. It was established that polysystemic disturbances in the mitochondria functions were present in the children with complicated pneumonia and unfavorable premorbid background.
Key words: children, mitochondrial insufficiency, energy metabolism disturbances.