Community acquired pneumonia occurs in previously healthy children and its ethnology is viral. Bacterial ethnology are S. agalactiaein neonates and S. pneumoniaein the olders. Is the main cause of death in children under 5 years of age. Diagnosis is made base on clinical features and chest X ray. Treatment depends on the etiology and antibiotics, preference oral amoxicilin or iv ampiciline, are indicated when a bacterial ethnology is suspected.
Key words: Community acquired pneumonia, children.
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