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Community Acquired Pneumonia

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


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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