TITLE

Radiological, general and microbiological investigations

PUB. DATE
May 2002
SOURCE
Thorax;May2002 Supplement 1, Vol. 57, pi10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the relationship between respiratory signs and pneumonia by using chest radiography and other microbiological investigations. In a study of the value of chest radiography in children less than 5 years old with a temperature of greater than 39 degree Celsius and white blood cell count of 20 000/mm3 or greater without an alternative major source of infection and with no additional clinical signs of pneumonia, radiographic signs of pneumonia were detected in about 25%. This suggests that a chest radiograph should be undertaken in young with a pyrexia of unknown origin. There was no indication for microbiological investigation of the child with pneumonia in the community.
ACCESSION #
12965093

 

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