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Auscultating to diagnose pneumonia
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    Will it change your management?

    Dear Editor,

    As a paediatrician I have learnt that auscultation often adds little to my assessment of children with possible pneumonia. If the patient (adult or child) has other clinical features of pneumonia e.g hypoxia, pleuritic pain, tachypnoea, then a chest radiograph will probably be requested anyway.

    Interestingly the British Thoracic Society guidelines on Community Aquired Pneumonia in Adult...

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