Pediatric respiratory infections

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2007 Nov;25(4):961-79, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2007.07.006.


Pediatric respiratory infections are a common presenting complaint to the emergency department. This article discusses the presentation and management of infectious conditions, including bacterial tracheitis, bronchiolitis, croup, epiglottitis, pertussis, pneumonia, and retropharyngeal abscess.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Pediatrics*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections* / diagnosis
  • Respiratory Tract Infections* / physiopathology
  • Respiratory Tract Infections* / therapy


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents