How long should we treat community-acquired pneumonia?

  title={How long should we treat community-acquired pneumonia?},
  author={N. Scalera and T. File},
  journal={Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases},
  • N. Scalera, T. File
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
  • Purpose of review The studies reviewed in this article suggest that a shorter duration of antibiotic therapy is comparable to standard therapy in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and promotes reduction of adverse events, microbial resistance, cost, and improved patient compliance. Recent findings Community-acquired pneumonia has traditionally been treated with a 7–14-day course of antimicrobial therapy. Since there have been few well controlled trials regarding the optimal duration… CONTINUE READING
    Respiratory Infections