South African Family Practice

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Community-acquired Pneumonia - a Clinical Approach to Assessment and Management

A Black


Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The implementation of CAP guidelines can decrease patient mortality and limit antibiotic resistance. The South African Thoracic Society (SATS) has revised its guidelines for the management of CAP in adults. This article reviews the management of CAP and explores the rationale for the recommendations regarding point of care and antibiotic therapy.

South African Family Practice Vol. 50 (3) 2008: pp. 15-23
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