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Clinical symptoms and signs for the diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in children and adolescents with community-acquired pneumonia.

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BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) is a significant cause of community-acquired pneumonia in children and adolescents. Treatment with macrolide antibiotics is recommended. However, M. pneumoniae is difficult to diagnose based on clinical symptoms and signs. Diagnostic uncertainty can lead to inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, which may worsen clinical prognosis and increase antibiotic resistance. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this review are (i) to assess the diagnostic accu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Journal:
Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Volume:
10
Issue:
10
Pages:
CD009175
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
Source identifiers:
356225
Language:
English
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pubs:356225
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2013-11-16

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