Approach to Common Bacterial Infections. Community-Acquired Pneumonia.

Pui Ying Iroh Tam

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Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) occurs more often in early childhood than at almost any other age. Many microorganisms are associated with pneumonia, but individual pathogens are difficult to identify, which poses problems in antibiotic management. This article reviews the common as well as new, emerging pathogens, as well as the guidelines for management of pediatric CAP. Current guidelines for pediatric CAP continue to recommend the use of high-dose amoxicillin for bacterial CAP and azithromycin for suspected atypical CAP (usually caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae) in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-453
Number of pages17
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • CAP
  • Cause
  • Children
  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Management
  • Pediatric pneumonia


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