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August 15 2015

Pneumonia (CAP)

Outpatient treatment of community acquired pneumonia

Medical Guru
Medical Guru
August 15 2015 #

Recommended guidelines for CAP

Regimen 1: When the patient is healthy

  • Macrolide (Azithromycin, Clarithromycin or Erythromycin)
  • OR Doxycycline

Regimen 2: When the patient has chronic medical conditions

  • Respiratory fluroquinolone (levofloxacin or moxifloxacin)
  • OR Beta lactam (amoxicillin-clavulanate) PLUS macrolide (azithromycine or erythromycin)

Regimen 3: Areas with macrolide-resistant Strep pneumoniae

  • Respiratory fluroquinolones

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sana
September 10 2015 #

Macrolide (azithromycin, doxycycline, or clarithromycin

Respiratory fluoroquinolone (levofloxacin, moxifloxacin)

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