Antimicrobial treatment of community-acquired pneumonia

Clin Chest Med. 2005 Mar;26(1):65-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2004.10.006.


Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a clinical diagnosis that has a significant impact on health care management around the world. Early clinical suspicion and prompt empiric antimicrobial therapies are mandatory in patients with CAP. This article provides a review of recent studies and guidelines addressing antimicrobial therapy for hospitalized patients with CAP.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Community-Acquired Infections / drug therapy
  • Critical Care
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Humans
  • Patient Admission
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / drug therapy*
  • Severity of Illness Index


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents