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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2004 Dec;18(4):829-41.

Empiric treatment of ambulatory community-acquired pneumonia: always include treatment for atypical agents.

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  • 12J2.00 Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, 8440 112th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R7, Canada. tom.marrie@ualberta.ca

Abstract

There are no data from proper studies to answer whether it is necessary to include antibiotics that are active against atypical pneumonia agents as part of the empiric therapy of CAP. Until such data are available, clinical judgment and severity of the pneumonic illness are the best guides to empiric antimicrobial therapy.

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