oa Modern Medicine - Community-acquired pneumonia in adults
|Article Title||Community-acquired pneumonia in adults|
|© Publisher:||Infixion Media (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 *Austin Health and University of Melbourne **Austin Health and Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Publication Date||Jun 2006|
|Pages||7 - 17|
|Keyword(s)||Adults, Aetiology, Community-acquired pneumonia, Management, Pathogenesis and Risk factors|
The recommended empirical therapy in adults for the common condition community-acquired pneumonia is combination therapy with a narrow spectrum beta lactam antibiotic to treat typical pathogens, and a macrolide antibiotic or doxycycline to treat atypical pathogens.
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