Module - 2
Introduction - 2
ASCAP-Consensus Report Panel
Antibiotic Selection for CAP Patients
Treatment Guidelines for CAP
Refrerence - 2
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Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Work-up and Management
Author(s): Dr Thomas File
Peer Reviewers: Dr. M. W. Craig and Dr Carol Kemper
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common disorder that is potentially life-threatening, especially in older adults and those with comorbid disease. Several changes have occurred during this past decade that have affected the management of CAP including: the identification of new pathogens (i.e., Chlamydia pneumoniae and Sin nombre [Hantavirus]), increasing resistance of standard pathogens (most notably Streptococcus pneumoniae), new methods of diagnosis (i.e., Legionella urinary antigen, PCR), and new antimicrobial agents (i.e., new macrolides and fluoroquinolones).1,2 Despite substantial progress in therapeutic options, CAP remains a primary cause of death in the United States from infectious disease and there continues to be major controversies in the clinical management of these infections. This review discusses the incidence, pathogenesis, etiology, as well as the diagnostic studies and antimicrobial management of these important infections.
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