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Evidence based paediatrics: review of BTS guidelines for the management of community acquired pneumonia in children

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Michael McKean


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Community acquired pneumonia is a common illness with significant morbidity and mortality in children and a high cost to society. Guidelines for management in the UK were issued by the British Thoracic Society in 2002 [Thorax 57 (2002) 1]. This review summarises the guidelines with emphasis on aetiology, investigations and antibiotic treatment. (C) 2003 The British Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Kumar P, McKean MC

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Infection

Year: 2004

Volume: 48

Issue: 2

Pages: 134-138

ISSN (print): 0163-4453

ISSN (electronic): 1532-2742


DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2003.10.013