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Revealing the Culprit behind the Pediatric Respiratory Infections: A Step-up Approach

Subramanya N Krishnamurthy, Liz Mary Paul

Keywords : BioFire, Bronchiolitis, Pediatric respiratory infection, Pharyngitis, Pneumonia

Citation Information : Krishnamurthy SN, Paul LM. Revealing the Culprit behind the Pediatric Respiratory Infections: A Step-up Approach. Pediatr Inf Dis 2019; 1 (4):142-144.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1218

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 23-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Respiratory infections are caused by a vast number of pathogens including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Many of these have nonspecific symptoms and do not have a final diagnosis in resource-limited settings—due to either economic reasons or lack of diagnostic facilities. A good understanding of the tests available would be of immense help, especially in critically ill patients in whom knowing the exact causative organism is mandatory to shift from empirical treatment to a more specific treatment plan. There are even rapid test formats which have good sensitivity for common respiratory infections encountered in outpatient set-up.


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