Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2011

Identifier

PMCID: PMC3202323 DOI: 10.1093/cid/cir625

Abstract

Evidenced-based guidelines for management of infants and children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) were prepared by an expert panel comprising clinicians and investigators representing community pediatrics, public health, and the pediatric specialties of critical care, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, infectious diseases, pulmonology, and surgery. These guidelines are intended for use by primary care and subspecialty providers responsible for the management of otherwise healthy infants and children with CAP in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Site-of-care management, diagnosis, antimicrobial and adjunctive surgical therapy, and prevention are discussed. Areas that warrant future investigations are also highlighted.

Journal Title

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume

53

Issue

7

First Page

617

Last Page

630

MeSH Keywords

Child; Child, Preschool; Community-Acquired Infections; Humans; Infant; Pneumonia

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