Paediatric chronic suppurative lung disease: clinical characteristics and outcomes

@article{Goyal2016PaediatricCS,
  title={Paediatric chronic suppurative lung disease: clinical characteristics and outcomes},
  author={Vikas Goyal and Keith Grimwood and Julie Maree Marchant and Ian Brent Masters and Anne B Chang},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={175},
  pages={1077-1084}
}
We describe the clinical, bronchoscopic, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and radiographic characteristics of children whose chronic wet cough did not resolve with oral antibiotics and which led to their hospitalisation for intravenous antibiotics and airway clearance therapy. Between 2010 and 2014, medical chart review identified 22 such children. Their median cough duration was 26 weeks (interquartile range (IQR) 13–52). All received oral antibiotics immediately before their hospitalisation… CONTINUE READING
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