Table 1 Signs of severe CAP in children
InfantsOlder children
Temperature °C>38.5>38.5
Respiratory rate breaths·min−1>70>50
Respiratory distressModerate–severe recession Nasal flaring Cyanosis Grunting Intermittent apnoeaUnable to complete sentences Nasal flaring Cyanosis Grunting
FeedingUnable to feedSigns of dehydration
Capillary refill time seconds>2>2
  • Information from [1].