Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP): l...
Fever, chills, rigors, malaise, fatigue
Cough, with/without sputum
Pleuritic chest pain
High fever (>104°F [40°C]), male sex, multilobar involvement, an...
No significant differences in efficacy between antibiotic option in adults
Previously healthy, no antibiotics in past 3 months
Azithromycin 500 mg PO 1...
J15.9 Unspecified bacterial pneumonia
J15.4 Pneumonia due to other streptococci
J14 Pneumonia due to Hemophilus influenzae
J15.20 Pneumonia due to staphylococcus, unspecified
J15.3 Pneumonia du...
Bacterial pneumonia can usually be treated empirically based on its classification as CAP or HCAP/HAP/VAP.
A severity of illness score is helpful in determining the need for hospitaliza...
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