The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are no current screening guidelines or tests available for pneumonia. Pneumonia is usually diagnosed when symptoms arise.
Community-acquired pneumonia in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 25, 2013. Accessed April 3, 2013.
Community-acquired pneumonia in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 18, 2013. Accessed April 3, 2013.
How can pneumonia be prevented? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pnu/prevention. Updated March 1, 2011. Accessed April 2, 2013.
Preventing pneumonia. American Lung Association website. Available at: http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/pneumonia/prevent-pneumonia.html. Accessed April 2, 2013.
Last reviewed June 2016 by David L. Horn, MD
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