Commentary: A step forward in the everyday management of adults with community acquired pneumonia

Woodhead, Mark; Verheij, Theo J. M.
February 2005
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/26/2005, Vol. 330 Issue 7489, p460
Academic Journal
Comments on the study in this issue concerning the everyday management of adults with community acquired pneumonia. Belief the study should reassure all health professional that therapy using lactam antibiotics, macrolide of flurorquinolones is equally effective when judged by clinical cure and mortality especially in patients with a hypersensitivity to penicillin; Question which remains which is which of the lactam antibiotics to use; Belief that amoxicllin or amoxicllin-clavulanate should be the first choice for therapy with a reminder of the possible side effects.


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