Do Not Do Recommendation

 

Do not routinely perform a chest X-ray in children with bronchiolitis, because changes on X-ray may mimic pneumonia and should not be used to determine the need for antibiotics.

Consider performing a chest X-ray if intensive care is being proposed for a child.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:

Do not routinely perform a chest X-ray in children with bronchiolitis, because changes on X-ray may mimic pneumonia and should not be used to determine the need for antibiotics.

Consider performing a chest X-ray if intensive care is being proposed for a child.

Interventions:
X-ray

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Bronchiolitis in children: diagnosis and management (NG9)
Published date:
June 2015
Paragraph number:
1.3.7
Page number:
13

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