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Reddy A, Singh S, Kumar K, Singhal KK, Sodhi KS, Vaidya PC, Mathew JL, Singh M. A Child with Recurrent Pneumonia: Approach to Diagnosis and Management. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2022; 56 (2):94-100.
In children, recurrent pneumonia is defined as the occurrence of more than one episode of pneumonia within a single year, or greater than three episodes within any duration; with radiographically documented clearing between episodes. Although childhood pneumonia is one of the most common clinical problems in children; when a child presents with recurrent pneumonia, there are additional diagnostic considerations because most cases are associated with an underlying illness. A meticulous clinical approach and judicious choice of laboratory investigations tailored to the differential diagnoses can clinch the diagnosis and guide management. We describe the case of a 11-year-old girl, presenting with a history of recurrent pneumonia, and the clinical approach toward an unusual diagnosis.
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