Drug-resistant pneumococcal pneumonia: clinical relevance and approach to management

@article{Fuller2005DrugresistantPP,
  title={Drug-resistant pneumococcal pneumonia: clinical relevance and approach to management},
  author={J. D. Fuller and Allison Mcgeer and Donald Edward Low},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={24},
  pages={780-788}
}
Community-acquired pneumonia is the most common infectious disease that causes death, with Streptococcus pneumoniae remaining the leading causative pathogen. The worldwide incidence of infections caused by pneumococci resistant to penicillin, macrolides, and other antimicrobial agents has increased at an alarming rate during the past 2 decades. Yet, these agents are still used as first-line empirical therapy in the outpatient setting. There are several reasons for this, including the… CONTINUE READING
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