Antibiotic therapy in children with community-acquired pneumonia

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PubMed was reviewed on antibiotic treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children for the years 2011–2020, and three clinical trials in high-income and eight in low-income countries were found. Prospective studies combining laboratory and clinical findings for steering of antibiotic treatment found that five-day courses were equally effective as longer courses. No new antibiotics were launched for children's CAP during the last 10 years. Five-day courses are equally effective as 7- to 10-day courses for CAP in children. Stewardship of antibiotics needs lessening of exposure to antibiotics by better targeting their use and by shortening the lengths of antibiotic courses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3246-3250
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
Publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


  • antibiotics
  • community-acquired pneumonia
  • evidence-based guidelines
  • treatment

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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