volume 18, issue 4, P993-1016 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2004.07.011
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Thomas M. File, Michael S. Niederman

Abstract: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common disorder that is potentially life-threatening, especially in older adults and patients with comorbid disease. Despite substantial progress in therapeutic options, CAP remains a primary cause of death from infectious disease in the United States. The mainstay of treatment for most patients is appropriate antimicrobial therapy This article reviews the principles for initial antimicrobial therapy, highlights some of the differences in approaches to antimicrobial drug…

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