Performance of lung ultrasonography in children with community-acquired pneumonia

  title={Performance of lung ultrasonography in children with community-acquired pneumonia},
  author={Susanna Esposito and Simone Sferrazza Papa and Irene Maria Olivia Borzani and Raffaella Pinzani and Caterina Giannitto and Dario Consonni and Nicola Principi},
  booktitle={Italian journal of pediatrics},
BACKGROUND There are few prospective evaluations of point-of-care ultrasonography (US) for the diagnosis of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). In particular, there are very few data concerning the efficiency of US in comparison with that of chest radiography (CR) in defining different kinds of lung alterations in the various pulmonary sections. The aim of this study was to bridge this gap in order to increase our knowledge of the performance of US in diagnosing CAP in childhood… CONTINUE READING
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