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Hospital Acquired Pneumonia

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


Recomended First line: Ceftriaxone +/- Anti-pseudomonal

If high risk of a multi-resistant bug (e.g. hospitalization > 4 days, admitted from nursing home, abx in past 3 months, immunosuppression) treat as for pseudomonas

Common Pathogens          Suggested First Line Antibiotic

Pseudomonas                         Ceftazidime, Ciprofloxacin, Imipenem, Tazocin, Gentamycin
Klebsiella, Enterobacter           Ceftazidime, Ciprofloaxacin, Imipenem
Anaerobes, Acinectobacter       Imipenem, Meropenem, Ceftazidime
Staph. aureus                         Vancomycin or Linezolid.
Legionella                               Erythromycin, Quinolone, Rifampicin

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