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Community Acquired Pneumonia

Created: 8/5/2007
Updated: 18/6/2007
 

COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA


Recommended first Line : Ceftriaxone/Cefotaxime + Clarithromycin



Common Pathogens                         Suggested First Line Antibiotic


Strep. pneumoniae (pen-sens)                  Amoxicillin, Ceftriaxone, Cefotaxime
Strep. pneumoniae (pen-resistant)            Ciprofloxacin, Vancomycin, Linezolid
Haemophillus influenzae                           Doxycycline, 2nd or 3rd gen. Cephalosporin
Mycoplasma                                            Macrolide or Doxycycline
Chlamydophilia Pneumoniae                     Macrolide or Doxycycline
Legionella                                               Erythromycin, Quinolone, Rifampicin
Anaerobes                                              Clindamycin or Augmentin or Imipenem



Common Viral Pathogens include: Influenza, RSV, Parainfluenzae


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