Complications and failure to improve

May 2002
Thorax;May2002 Supplement 1, Vol. 57, pi18
Academic Journal
The article discusses about complications in treatment of respiratory problems. There has been concern that the increased incidence of penicillin resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae would lead to failure of treatment. However, a recent study has shown that there is no difference in the percentage of children in hospital treated successfully with penicillin or ampicillin when the organism was penicillin susceptible or penicillin resistant. It is suggested that if a child remains pyrexial or unwell 48 hours after admission with pneumonia, re-evaluation is necessary with consideration given to possible complications.


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