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Pediatric Criteria for Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)

Purpose:

To identify moderate to severe disease in a pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

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

Description:

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) developed guidelines for the management of pediatric patients greater than 3 months of age with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). This includes criteria for the diagnosis of a moderate to severe infection.

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