This study aims to find out how best we can help children when they are ill with a chest infection. Most children who see a doctor with a chest infection will be given a medicine called an ‘antibiotic’. We would like to find out which groups of children can be made to feel better faster by giving them this medicine and which children do not benefit.

Who can be involved?

  • Any children aged 6 months to 12 years that have recently recieved diagnosis of a chest infection

What happens to people taking part in this research?

Taking part involves answering questions from a nurse or doctor about your chest infection and taking part in some tests. These include x-rays, a swab from the mouth, blowing into a tube and a sample of blood taken from a finger prick. This study asks the parents to fill in diaries of how bad the infection has been.

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