Community-Acquired Pneumonia



Some diseases are simple enough to be treated in a primary care setting. Some are way too serious. Can you distinguish between the two?

  1. Antibiotic therapy in community acquired pneumonia
  2. Complications of community acquired pneumonia
  3. Following up outpatients with community acquired pneumonia
  4. Identification of the etiological agent
  5. Inpatient or outpatient management?
  6. Management of severe community acquired pneumonia
  7. Outpatient antibiotic therapy: how to decide?
  8. The CURB-65 score
  9. Treatment of community acquired pneumonia after the first 48 hours
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