Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Community-acquired pneumonia occur in people who have little or no contact with medical facilities or nursing homes. The most commonly identified pathogens are Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, atypical bacteria (eg. As Chlamydia pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella sp.) And viruses. Symptoms and signs include fever, cough, sputum, pleuritic chest pain, dyspnea, tachypnea and tachycardia. The diagnosis is made based on the clinical findings and chest X-ray. Treatment is with antibiotics empirically…

September 3, 2018