Reappraisal of lung tap : Review of an old method for better etiologic diagnosis of childhood pneumonia

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Vuori-Holopainen , E & Peltola , H 2001 , ' Reappraisal of lung tap : Review of an old method for better etiologic diagnosis of childhood pneumonia ' , Clinical Infectious Diseases , vol. 32 , no. 5 , pp. 715-726 . https://doi.org/10.1086/319213

Title: Reappraisal of lung tap : Review of an old method for better etiologic diagnosis of childhood pneumonia
Author: Vuori-Holopainen, Elina; Peltola, Heikki
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Children's Hospital
University of Helsinki, Children's Hospital
Date: 2001-03-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Clinical Infectious Diseases
ISSN: 1058-4838
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/299237
Abstract: Identification of the etiology of childhood pneumonia is difficult, even in the cases that most likely have bacterial origins. A positive blood culture result is diagnostic but rare (50% of cases (virological tests were rarely done); (2) lung tap is safer than is generally considered; (3) potential pneumothorax is mostly symptomless and resolves spontaneously without impairing recovery; and (4) in comparison with routine diagnostic tools, lung tap offers so many advantages that it warrants reconsideration at centers where personnel have experience in handling potential pneumothorax.
Subject: COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA
RESPIRATORY-TRACT INFECTIONS
PAPUA-NEW-GUINEA
TRANSTHORACIC NEEDLE ASPIRATION
GAMBIAN CHILDREN
STREPTOCOCCUS-PNEUMONIAE
ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY
HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN
DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES
LOBAR PNEUMONIA
3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
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