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Lung Infections

Pediatric Pearls: A Short Course of Antibiotics for Pneumonia

    Jessica L Tomaszewski, MD

    A 6-year-old girl presents with fever and respiratory symptoms. Imaging results are consistent with pneumonia. The child's parents were both recently diagnosed with pneumonia and were given a 5-day course of antibiotics. They ask if the same treatment is appropriate for their child.

    How would you advise your patient?

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