|Abstract||Aims: This guideline has assessed available evidence on paediatric pleural effusion and has attempted to gauge consensus opinion where evidence is unavailable. It aims to facilitate dissemination of evidence, standardisation of patient care and reduction of morbidity. The guideline provides a summary of abstracted points from each section, and an algorithm summarising the treatment of pleural infection in children. Each section starts with points of key recommendations, and continues with a short paragraph giving the referenced literature and rationale behind these recommendations.|
Intended audience: Paediatric clinicians.
Publication information history: Published February 2005.