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Criteria for Respiratory Distress in Pediatric Patient with Pneumonia

Purpose:

To evaluate a pediatric patient community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) for signs of respiratory distress as listed by Bradley et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J17, J18, R06.0

Description:

A pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) may show signs of respiratory distress. These can help to identify a patient who needs more aggressive management. The authors are from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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