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Kids with pneumonia who respond to five days of antibiotics probably don’t need more


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Journal
JAMA Pediatrics
Reuters Health - 18/01/2022 - Children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) who respond to five days of antibiotic therapy can probably safely forego another five days of treatment, according to results of a randomized controlled trial.  "The shortened approach resulted in similar clinical response and antibiotic-associated adverse effects, while reducing antibiotic exposure and resistance," researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics.  "We think that with these data, pediatricians can be confident that a shorter course of antibiotics (5 days) treats pneumonia as well as 10 days of antibiotics in children who are responding quickly to treatment. The shorter course...


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