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== Background ==
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==Background==
 
*Most common site of infection in neonates
 
*Most common site of infection in neonates
*Fever and tachypnea are sensitive but not specific
 
  
 
===Bugs by Age Group===
 
===Bugs by Age Group===
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**[[Gram-negative bacilli]]
 
**[[Gram-negative bacilli]]
 
**[[Listeria monocytogenes]]
 
**[[Listeria monocytogenes]]
*1mo-3mo
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*1-3 months
 
**[[Streptococcus pneumoniae]]  
 
**[[Streptococcus pneumoniae]]  
 
**[[Chlamydia trachomatis]]     
 
**[[Chlamydia trachomatis]]     
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**[[Bordetella pertussis]]   
 
**[[Bordetella pertussis]]   
 
**[[Staphylococcus aureus]]
 
**[[Staphylococcus aureus]]
*3mo-5yr
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*3 months-5 years
 
**[[S. pneumoniae]]   
 
**[[S. pneumoniae]]   
 
**[[S. aureus]]   
 
**[[S. aureus]]   
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**[[C. trachomatis]]   
 
**[[C. trachomatis]]   
 
**[[Mycoplasma pneumoniae]]   
 
**[[Mycoplasma pneumoniae]]   
*5–18 y
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*5–18 years
 
**[[M. pneumoniae]]   
 
**[[M. pneumoniae]]   
 
**[[S. pneumoniae]]   
 
**[[S. pneumoniae]]   
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==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==
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''Fever and tachypnea are sensitive but not specific''
 
*[[Fever]]
 
*[[Fever]]
 
*[[Cough]]
 
*[[Cough]]
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**Productive cough is rarely seen before late childhood
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
{{Pediatric fever DDX}}
 
{{Pediatric fever DDX}}
  
== Diagnosis ==
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==Evaluation==
*Absence of tachypnea, resp distress, and rales/decr BS rules-out with 100% sp
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*Absence of tachypnea, respiratory distress, and rales/decreased breath sounds rules-out with 100% sensitivity
**Productive cough is rarely seen before late childhood
 
 
*Imaging
 
*Imaging
**CXR is not the gold standard!
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**[[CXR]] is not the gold standard!
**Cannot differentiate between viral and bact (but lobar infiltrate more often bacterial)
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**Cannot differentiate between viral and bacterial (but lobar infiltrate more often bacterial)
 
**Consider for:
 
**Consider for:
***Age 0-3mo (part of w/u for sepsis)
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***Age 0-3mo (as part of sepsis work up)
***<5yr w/ temp >102.2, WBC >20K and no clear source of infection
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***<5yr with temperature >102.2, WBC >20K and no clear source of infection
 
***Ambiguous clinical findings
 
***Ambiguous clinical findings
***PNA that is prolonged or not responsive to abx
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***Pneumonia that is prolonged or not responsive to antibiotics
*Consider rapid assays for RSV, influenza
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*Consider rapid assays for RSV, [[influenza]]
 
*Blood/nasal culture are low yield
 
*Blood/nasal culture are low yield
  
== Treatment<ref>Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2014</ref>==
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==Treatment<ref>Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2014</ref>==
 
{{Pediatric pneumonia treatment}}
 
{{Pediatric pneumonia treatment}}
  
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''All Children less than 2 months should be hospitalized<ref>AAP. Management of Communty-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants and Children Older than 3 Months of Age. Pediatrics. Vol 128 No 6 December 1, 2011</ref>''
 
''All Children less than 2 months should be hospitalized<ref>AAP. Management of Communty-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants and Children Older than 3 Months of Age. Pediatrics. Vol 128 No 6 December 1, 2011</ref>''
 
===Consider Admission For===
 
===Consider Admission For===
*Age: birth to 3 months old
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*Age: <2-3 months old
 
*History of severe or relevant congenital disorders
 
*History of severe or relevant congenital disorders
 
*Immune suppression (HIV, SCD, malignancy)
 
*Immune suppression (HIV, SCD, malignancy)
 
*Toxic appearance/respiratory distress
 
*Toxic appearance/respiratory distress
 
*SpO2 <90-93%
 
*SpO2 <90-93%
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*Vomiting/dehydration
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*Unstable social environment
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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*[[Pediatric fever]]
 
*[[Pediatric fever]]
  
==Source==
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==References==
 
<references/>
 
<references/>
  
[[Category:Peds]]
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[[Category:Pediatrics]]
 
[[Category:ID]]
 
[[Category:ID]]

Revision as of 17:49, 19 April 2018

Background

  • Most common site of infection in neonates

Bugs by Age Group

Clinical Features

Fever and tachypnea are sensitive but not specific

  • Fever
  • Cough
    • Productive cough is rarely seen before late childhood

Differential Diagnosis

Pediatric fever

Evaluation

  • Absence of tachypnea, respiratory distress, and rales/decreased breath sounds rules-out with 100% sensitivity
  • Imaging
    • CXR is not the gold standard!
    • Cannot differentiate between viral and bacterial (but lobar infiltrate more often bacterial)
    • Consider for:
      • Age 0-3mo (as part of sepsis work up)
      • <5yr with temperature >102.2, WBC >20K and no clear source of infection
      • Ambiguous clinical findings
      • Pneumonia that is prolonged or not responsive to antibiotics
  • Consider rapid assays for RSV, influenza
  • Blood/nasal culture are low yield

Treatment[1]

Newborn

1-3 Month

>3mo - 18 years

Disposition

All Children less than 2 months should be hospitalized[2]

Consider Admission For

  • Age: <2-3 months old
  • History of severe or relevant congenital disorders
  • Immune suppression (HIV, SCD, malignancy)
  • Toxic appearance/respiratory distress
  • SpO2 <90-93%
  • Vomiting/dehydration
  • Unstable social environment

See Also

References

  1. Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2014
  2. AAP. Management of Communty-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants and Children Older than 3 Months of Age. Pediatrics. Vol 128 No 6 December 1, 2011