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Global pneumonia guidelines need revision

2 July 2020

A new study by researchers at Aga Khan University has highlighted the need to improve ways to diagnose and treat pneumonia. The Pakistan-based trial followed over 4,000 children and found that antibiotics needed to be given to 44 children diagnosed with mild pneumonia in order to prevent a single child from deteriorating. This raises the risk of antibiotic resistance among children not suffering from pneumonia.