Most kids will be treated as outpatients for uncomplicated pneumonia

New Canadian guidelines will help clarify treatment options for uncomplicated pneumonia in otherwise healthy children.

Viruses are still the most common cause of pneumonia in infants and preschool children. But Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common BACTERIAL cause of pneumonia in children of all ages.

Expect most kids to be treated as outpatients...unless they have trouble breathing or can't tolerate anything orally.

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