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Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) - Indications for Follow-up Chest X-Rays in Infant

Purpose:

To identify an infant or child with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) who may benefit from a follow-up chest X-ray.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

imaging studies, selection

ICD-10:

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

Description:

Some infants and children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) may benefit from follow-up chest but for many infants these are unnecessary. Unnecessary chest X-rays should be avoided in infants in order to minimize exposure to radiation. The authors are from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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