Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2007; 02(03): 127-134
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1557037
Review Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Ventilator-associated pneumonia in children

Esra Sevketoglu
a  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkiye
Metin Karabocuoglu
b  Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Institute of Child Health, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkiye
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10 December 2006

13 February 2007

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)


Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a common complication of mechanical ventilation in pediatric intensive care units, which results in excess mortality, prolonged lengths of hospitalization and increased medical care cost. Published guidelines are based on data from adults but limited data available for pediatric population. In this article, we aimed to review epidemiology, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, diagnosis, treatment and prevention approaches for ventilator-associated pneumonia specifically in pediatric patients.