Vol. 24 - Num. 94
Evidence based Pediatrics
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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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