Community-acquired Pneumonia and Hospital-acquired Pneumonia.

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Community-acquired Pneumonia and Hospital-acquired Pneumonia.

Med Clin North Am. 2019 May;103(3):487-501

Authors: Lanks CW, Musani AI, Hsia DW

Pneumonia is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most likely cause in most cases, the variety of potential pathogens can make choosing a management strategy a complex endeavor. The setting in which pneumonia is acquired heavily influences diagnostic and therapeutic choices. Because the causative organism is typically unknown early on, timely administration of empiric antibiotics is a cornerstone of pneumonia management. Disease severity and rates of antibiotic resistance should be carefully considered when choosing an empiric regimen. When complications arise, further work-up and consultation with a pulmonary specialist may be necessary.

PMID: 30955516 [PubMed - in process]

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