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Lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of childhood pneumonia: a safe and accurate imaging mode

Authors Hendaus M, Jomha F, Alhammadi A

Received 11 September 2015

Accepted for publication 12 November 2015

Published 9 December 2015 Volume 2015:11 Pages 1817—1818


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Garry Walsh

Mohamed Ata Hendaus,1,2 Fatima Ahmed Jomha,3 Ahmed Hassan Alhammadi1,2

1Department of Pediatrics, Academic General Pediatrics Division, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, 2Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, Al Rayyan, Qatar; 3School of Pharmacy, Lebanese International University, Khiara, Lebanon

Abstract: Pneumonia is the most common infectious cause of mortality in children worldwide. Chest x-ray (CXR) has been used as a supplementary mode in the diagnosis of pneumonia in children, but its frequent use might expose children to unnecessary ionizing radiation. In this review, we present up-to-date data of an alternative mode of imaging other than CXR in the diagnosis of pneumonia in children. We found that lung ultrasound is a safe and accurate mode of imaging that can be used by a health care provider in the cases of suspected pneumonia. It is more sensitive than CXR in the diagnosis of pneumonia and obviates the need for irradiation.

Keywords: lung ultrasound, children, pneumonia

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