Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children: the Challenges of Microbiological Diagnosis

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    Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the leading cause of mortality in children under 5 years of age globally. To improve the management of CAP, we must distinguish CAP from other common pediatric conditions and develop better diagnostic methods to detect the causative organism, so as to best direct appropriate resources in both industrialized and developing countries. Here, we review the diagnostic modalities available for identifying viruses and bacteria in the upper and lower respiratory tract of children, with a discussion of their utility and limitations in diagnosing CAP in children.

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    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-9
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Journal publication dateMar 2018
    Issue number3
    Volume56
    Early online date22 Feb 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018
    Externally publishedYes

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