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Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Clinical Follow-up for Expected Response to Antibiotic Therapy for Child

Purpose:

To monitor a pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) for evidence of clinical improvement after starting antibiotic therapy.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

response to therapy

ICD-10:

J13, J14, J15, J18

Description:

A pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) who has been started on antibiotic therapy needs to be monitored for evidence of an adequate response. The presence of an expected response indicates effective therapy, while failure indicates the need for further investigations. The authors are from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  

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