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Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Duration of Antibiotic Therapy for Child

Purpose:

To manage a pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology
Pulmonology

Objective:

options, selection

ICD-10:

J13, J14, J15, J18

Description:

Bradley et al outlined options for managing a young pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The duration of antibiotic therapy varies considerably and should be individualized for the patient. The authors are from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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