Prevention and primary care issues

May 2002
Thorax;May2002 Supplement 1, Vol. 57, pi19
Academic Journal
The article discusses about the prevention and primary care issues of community acquired syndrome (CAP). The pneumococcus is known to be the most common bacterium isolated from children with CAP. The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is ineffective in young children but the new conjugate vaccines are immunogenic in infants from 2 months of age. The role of the general practitioner is to identify that the child has an acute respiratory infection; to assess severity; to provide information, management advice and medical treatment when necessary; and to monitor progress and recovery.


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