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Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) - Management of Abscess or Necrotizing Pneumonia

Purpose:

To manage a pediatric patient with a lung abscess or necrotizing pneumonia secondary to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

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ICD-10:

J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J17, J18, J85.1

Description:

Bradley et al outlined the management of an abscess or necrotizing pneumonia in a pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). In most cases intravenous antibiotic therapy will be adequate therapy. The authors are from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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