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Criteria for Parapneumonic Effusion or Empyema in Pediatric Patient with Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)

Purpose:

To evaluate a pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) for a parapneumonic fluid collection.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, complications

ICD-10:

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

Description:

Bradley et al listed criteria for a parapneumonic effusion or empyema in a pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The authors are from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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