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Revised WHO classification and treatment of pneumonia in children at health facilities [electronic resource] : evidence summaries.
imprint
Geneva : World Health Organization, [2014]
description
1 online resource (1 PDF file (iv, 26 pages)) : illustrations
ISBN
9789241507813
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Book
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imprint
Geneva : World Health Organization, [2014]
isbn
9789241507813
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"This document is derived from previously published WHO guidelines on the management of childhood pneumonia and is not a guideline per se. References for the guidelines are: [1] Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). WHO recommendations on the management of diarrhoea and pneumonia in HIV-infected infants and children. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2010 (http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/documents/9789241548083/en) AND [2] Recommendations for management of common childhood conditions, Evidence for technical update of pocket book recommendations. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2012 (http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/documents/management_childhood_conditions/en)."
Title from PDF title page.
abstract
The revised guidelines present two major changes to existing guidelines: (A) there are now just 2 categories of pneumonia instead of 3 ("pneumonia" which is treated at home with oral amoxicillin and "severe pneumonia" which requires injectable antibiotics) and (B) oral amoxicillin replaces oral cotrimoxazole as first line treatment, preferably in 250mg dispersible tablet form, twice daily for five days which can be reduced to three days in low HIV settings.
catalogue key
11512673
 
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