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Lung infections in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8374645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Airway infections in children is a considerably broad topic. This discussion focuses on several common nonbacterial causes of lower respiratory tract infection in children, including respiratory syncytial virus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Chlamydia pneumoniae. In addition, the occurrence of two important bacterial causes of lower respiratory illness (Bordetella pertussis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis) is increasing. This review focuses on current information on the prophylaxis, treatment, and diagnosis of these agents. Finally, consideration is given to infections in immunocompromised children: the effects of respiratory syncytial virus infections in immunosuppressed transplant patients, and prevention and diagnosis of opportunistic infections (including Pneumocystis carinii) in children with human immunodeficiency virus.
J M Stark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pediatrics     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1040-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-21     Completed Date:  1993-10-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000850     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-80     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229-2899.
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MeSH Terms
Chlamydia Infections
Immunocompromised Host
Lung Diseases* / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  immunology,  prevention & control
Pneumonia, Mycoplasma
Respiratory Syncytial Viruses
Respiratory Tract Infections* / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  immunology,  prevention & control
Respirovirus Infections
Whooping Cough

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