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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.
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10.1002/14651858.cd009175.pub2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
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Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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0000-0003-2418-2091
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University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
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Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
10
Pages:
CD009175
Publication date:
2012-10-17
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EISSN:
1469-493X
Pmid:
23076954
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356225
Language:
English
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2018-03-14

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