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Research team looks at antibiotic dosage

Posted at 9:43 AM, Dec 05, 2016

A research team is trying to figure out if doctors can treat pneumonia in kids with fewer antibiotics.

Up to 400 children will be enrolled with community-acquired pneumonia.

The team will determine if they can beat the infection with five days of antibiotics, rather than the ten standard days.

Resistance to antibiotics has become a problem and using the lowest dosage could help the effectiveness of the antibiotics.

The project is being sponsored by the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases.