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Criteria for Failure of Oral Antibiotic Therapy in Child with Rapid Breathing Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Purpose:

To identify a small child with fast breathing community-acquired pneumonia who has failed oral antibiotic therapy.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

options, selection, failure handling and therapy escalation

ICD-10:

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

Description:

King et al listed criteria for treatment failure in a child with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the University College London, Johns Hopkins University, McGill University, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and government agencies of Malawi.

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