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A Child with Recurrent Pneumonia: Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Anvesh Reddy, Sachin Singh, Ketan Kumar, Kamal K Singhal, Kushaljit S Sodhi, Pankaj C Vaidya, Joseph LL Mathew, Meenu Singh

Keywords : Chronic granulomatous disease, Clinical approach, Recurrent pneumonia

Citation Information : 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.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1563

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


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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