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Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP): Microbiology Testing in Infant or Child

Purpose:

To determine if an infant or child with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) needs additional microbiology testing performed.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

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

Description:

Laboratory testing can be helpful in selected infants or children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Pediatric patients with CAP who can be managed as outpatients often do not need additional laboratory testing. The authors are from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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