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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Feb;56(1):135-56, xi. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2008.10.005.

Pneumonia and other respiratory infections.

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  • 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia.


Pneumonia is a leading killer of children in developing countries and results in significant morbidity worldwide. This article reviews the management of pneumonia and its complications from the perspective of both developed and resource-poor settings. In addition, evidence-based management of other respiratory infections, including tuberculosis, is discussed. Finally, the management of common complications of pneumonia is reviewed.

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