Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Catia Cillóniz, Cristina Dominedò, Adamanthia Liapikou, Antoni Torres

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Although there is no general consensus on the definition of severe community-acquired pneumonia (SCAP), the most accepted criteria are based on the 2007 Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society consensus guidelines on the management of CAP in adults. Since pulmonary and extra-pulmonary complications increase mortality and ICU admission, early recognition and management of SCAP are of pivotal importance. Severity scores and inflammatory biomarkers may be a complementary prognostic tool. An empiric antibiotic therapy based on international and local guidelines is associated with improved outcomes. The use of corticosteroids should be considered in SCAP with high inflammatory response.

Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Título de la publicación alojadaEncyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine, Second Edition
ISBN (versión digital)9780081027240
ISBN (versión impresa)9780081027233
EstadoIndizado - 1 ene. 2021
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