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Pediatric Criteria for Nonresponse to Therapy for Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)

Purpose:

To identify clinical findings associated with a failure to respond to therapy in a pediatric patient being treated for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

other testing, response to therapy, disease progression

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). The guidelines include criteria for identifying a patient who is not responding to therapy.

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