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Community-Acquired Pneumonia and Parapneumonic Effusion - Duration of Antibiotic Therapy for Child

Purpose:

To plan antibiotic therapy for a pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and a parapneumonic effusion or empyema.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

options, dosage calculations, dosage adjustments

ICD-10:

J13, J14, J15, J18

Description:

Bradley et al outlined options for managing a young pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and a parapneumonic effusion or empyema. 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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