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Breathe (Sheff). 2019 Sep;15(3):216-225. doi: 10.1183/20734735.0205-2019.

Hot topics and current controversies in community-acquired pneumonia.

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Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Depts, Universidad de La Sabana, Chía, Colombia.
Royal Perth Bentley Hospital Group, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.


Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the most common infectious diseases, as well as a major cause of death both in developed and developing countries, and it remains a challenge for physicians around the world. Several guidelines have been published to guide clinicians in how to diagnose and take care of patients with CAP. However, there are still many areas of debate and uncertainty where research is needed to advance patient care and improve clinical outcomes. In this review we highlight current hot topics in CAP and present updated evidence around these areas of controversy.

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Conflict of interest: D. Severiche-Bueno has nothing to disclose. Conflict of interest: D. Parra-Tanoux has nothing to disclose. Conflict of interest: L.F. Reyes has nothing to disclose. Conflict of interest: G.W. Waterer has nothing to disclose.

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