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Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) - Indications for Initial Chest X-Ray in Infant or Child

Purpose:

To identify an infant or child with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) who should have an initial chest X-ray.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

imaging studies

ICD-10:

J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J17, J18

Description:

Bradley et al listed indications for an initial chest X-ray in an infant or child with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Avoiding unnecessary X-rays can reduce exposure to harmful radiation. The authors are from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America

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