Table 1

 Causal organisms of community acquired pneumonia (CAP)

• Common viruses in children
    – respiratory syncitial virus (RSV)
    – adenovirus
    – parainfluenza virus
    – influenza virus
    – metapneumovirus virus
• Common bacterial causes
    – Streptoccocus pneumoniae
    Mycoplasma
• Mixed aetiology: common viruses plus bacteria
• Other organisms
    – Chlamydia trachomatis
    – Bordetella pertussis
    – Staphylococcus aureus
    – Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB)