Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in Children in Developing countries -A Review

Authors

  • Md Abbas Uddin Khan Head, Dept. of Pediatrics & Neonatology, Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College Senior Consultant Centre for Women and Child Health, Savar, Dhaka
  • Rowshan Jahan Akhtar Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Pediatrics, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health (BICH) and Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/nimcj.v11i1.50733

Keywords:

Community Acquired Pneumonia, CAP

Abstract

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a potentially serious infection and is the single commonest and leading cause of death in under 5 children in developing countries. But the crucial first step in tackling childhood pneumonia is being able to diagnose it accurately, particularly after introduction of 2 effective vaccines against two major pathogens responsible for childhood bacterial pneumonia. Radiology and determination of hypoxia by pulse oximetry have been considered the optimal methods for diagnosing pneumonia. This review article has updated the important aspects of childhood pneumonia in developing countries. Early recognition and prompt, appropriate and adequate management can reduce the case fatality as well as morbidity associated with pneumonia.

Northern International Medical College Journal Vol. 11 No. 1 July 2019, Page 406-410

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Published

2020-12-13

How to Cite

Khan, M. A. U., & Akhtar, R. J. (2020). Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in Children in Developing countries -A Review. Northern International Medical College Journal, 11(1), 406–410. https://doi.org/10.3329/nimcj.v11i1.50733

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Review Articles