Systematic review on antibiotic therapy for pneumonia in children between 2 and 59 months of age.
Zohra S Lassi, Jai K Das, Syed Waqas Haider, Rehana A Salam, Shamim A Qazi, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
Archives of Disease in Childhood | Published : 2014
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) remains a force to reckon with, as it accounts for 1.1 million of all deaths in children less than 5 years of age globally, with disproportionately higher mortality occurring in the low and middle income-countries (LMICs) of Southeast Asia and Africa. Existing strategies to curb pneumonia-related morbidity and mortality have not effectively translated into meaningful control of pneumonia-related burden. In the present systematic review, we conducted a meta-analysis of trials conducted in LMICs to determine the most suitable antibiotic therapy for treating pneumonia (very severe, severe and non-severe). While previous reviews, including the most recent revie..View full abstract