What is the initial outpatient empiric therapy regimen for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021
  • Author: Folusakin O Ayoade, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas E Herchline, MD  more...
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No comorbidities/previously healthy; age < 65 years; no recent antibiotic use; no risk factors for MRSA or Pseudomonas aeruginosa (macrolides should only be used if local pneumococcal resistance is less than 25%):


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