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Vol. 24 - Num. 94

Evidence based Pediatrics

Is it possible to use a shortened 3-day course of treatment for community-acquired pneumonia in children?

Juan Ruiz-Canela Cáceresa, Begoña Pérez-Moneo Agapitob

aPediatra. Sevilla. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Infanta Leonor. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: J Ruiz-Canela. E-mail: jruizcanela@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Ruiz-Canela Cáceres J, Pérez-Moneo Agapito B. Is it possible to use a shortened 3-day course of treatment for community-acquired pneumonia in children? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2022;24:203-6.

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Abstract

Authors' conclusions: as concerns the need for antibiotic retreatment in children with community-acquired pneumonia discharged from the emergency department or inpatient ward within 48 hours of admission, lower-dose outpatient oral amoxicillin was non-inferior to high-dose amoxicillin, and a 3-day course was non-inferior to a 7-day course.

Reviewers' conclusions: the data from this study invite a revision of the guidelines used in our region for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in children, with the purpose of clarifying if a shorter duration of treatment and lower dose could be beneficial, but there are limitations to the study for its conclusions to be applicable in our country.

Keywords

Amoxicilin Equivalence trial Infant and preschool Pneumonia

 

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