Intervention Review

Short-course versus long-course antibiotic therapy for non-severe community-acquired pneumonia in children aged 2 months to 59 months

  1. Batool A Haider,
  2. Zohra S Lassi,
  3. Zulfiqar A Bhutta*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 23 APR 2008

Assessed as up-to-date: 1 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005976.pub2

How to Cite

Haider BA, Lassi ZS, Bhutta ZA. Short-course versus long-course antibiotic therapy for non-severe community-acquired pneumonia in children aged 2 months to 59 months. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005976. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005976.pub2.

Author Information

  1. Aga Khan University Hospital, Division of Women and Child Health, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

*Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi, Sindh, 74800, Pakistan. zulfiqar.bhutta@aku.edu.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 23 APR 2008

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