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Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Factors Influencing Choice of Antibacterial Therapy in Child

Purpose:

To identify factors affecting the choice of therapy for a pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

options, selection, drug interactions

ICD-10:

J13, J14, J15, J18

Description:

A number of therapeutic decisions need to be made for a infant or child with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). These are often influenced by a number of clinical factors. The authors are from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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