Community-acquired pneumonia in children Recommendations of the Croatian Society for Pediatric Pulmonology of the Croatian Medical Association
Neven Pavlov, Srđan Banac, Irena Bralić, Jasna Čepin Bogović, Ivana Goić Barišić, Biserka Čičak, Nada Kljaić, Blaženka Kljaić Bukvić, Iva Mihatov Štefanović, Ivan Pavić, Marija Radonić, Srđan Roglić, Vojko Rožmanić, Goran Tešović, Dorijan Tješić Drinković, Mirjana Turkalj
Community-acquired pneumonia is potentially serious infection in children. The diagnosis can be based on the history and clinical signs and symptoms. Additional diagnostic tests (laboratory, imaging, and microbiology) may be helpful when diagnosis is unclear. The most likely etiology depends on a number of factors such as seasonality, geographic location, the age of child, and the severity of disease. Treatment involves symptomatic measures, and in most children antibiotic therapy. This paper presents the clinical guidelines of the
Croatian Society of Pediatric Pulmonology to standardize the procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of children with community-acquired pneumonia.
Biserka Čičak, Blaženka Kljaić Bukvić, Dorijan Tješić Drinković, Goran Tešović, Irena Bralić, Iva Mihatov Štefanović, Ivan Pavić, Ivana Goić-Barišić, Jasna Čepin Bogović, Marija Radonić, Mirjana Turkalj, Nada Kljaić, Neven Pavlov, Srđan Banac, Srđan Roglić, Vojko Rožmanić