Title

Does procalcitonin have clinical utility in the management of paediatric community-acquired pneumonia? A PRO/CON debate.

Year of Publication

2021

Number of Pages

dlab153

Date Published

2021 Dec

ISSN Number

2632-1823

Abstract

<p>Although the overwhelming majority of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children is caused by viral infections, treatment of CAP is among the most common indications for antibiotic use in children. This is largely driven by the imprecision of clinical diagnostic tools to differentiate viral from bacterial pneumonia and highlights the need for improved approaches to optimizing management of CAP in children. In this issue of&nbsp;<em>JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance</em>, we present a PRO/CON debate that discusses the clinical utility of procalcitonin in children with CAP.</p>

DOI

10.1093/jacamr/dlab153

Alternate Title

JAC Antimicrob Resist

PMID

34704033

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