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Pneumonia

03/10/2009

Question:

MY FRIEND`S 5+ YR OLD DAUGHTER HAS PNEUMONIA FOR 12 DAYS WITH CONTINUOUS HIGH FEVER AND WBC GOING UP. SHE TOOK AUGMENTIN FOR ONE WEEK, THEN BIAXIN 6 DAYS NOW. HER DOCTOR IS REFERING HER TO A PULMONOLOGIST NOW. ANY OTHER IDEAS? PLEASE RESPOND ASAP. THANKS

Answer:

Sounds as if she is being cared for appropriately, I would wait for the pulmonologist opinion and follow their advice.

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Response by:

Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati