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Indications for Hospitalizing a Pediatric Patient with Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)

Purpose:

To determine if a pediatric patient with a community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) should be hospitalized according to the PIDS/IDSA guidelines.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

other testing, selection, referral and transfer

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 when to hospitalize the patient.

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