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Pneumonia: Macrolides or amoxicillin for community acquired pneumonia?

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7551.1213-b (Published 18 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1213
  1. Federico Marchetti (marchetti@burlo.trieste.it), paediatrician,
  2. Irene Berti, paediatrician
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Child Health, IRCSS Burlo Garofolo, Via dell'Istria 65/1, 34100 Trieste, Italy
  2. Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Child Health, IRCSS Burlo Garofolo, Via dell'Istria 65/1, 34100 Trieste, Italy

    EDITOR—In their update of the management of community acquired pneumonia, Hoare and Lim reported the current recommendations of the British Thoracic Society for empirical antibiotic treatment of pneumonia.1 In children as well as adults the recommendations for the antibiotic treatment of community acquired pneumonia are based on a low level of evidence in national guidelines and literature review.24

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