Study examines rates of pediatric CAP-associated complications

07/21/2010 | Modern Medicine

A study in Pediatrics found national hospitalization rates for systemic complications associated with community-acquired pneumonia decreased only for children below the age of 1 since the launch of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in 2000. Researchers also noted that rates of CAP-related local complications increased in all pediatric age groups.

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