Test Your Knowledge: Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Community-Acquired, Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Emergency Department

As recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and disposition of patients with community-acquired pneumonia continue to evolve, our recent issue Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Emergency Department reviews the current evidence and guidelines for managing these patients.

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Here are a few key points:

  • CAP is an acute infection of the lung parenchyma in patients who have not been hospitalized or had recent exposure to the healthcare system.
  • Though the most commonly identified pathogen in CAP is Streptococcus pneumoniae, it is responsible for only 10% to 15% of hospitalized cases.
  • High-risk CAP mimics include congestive heart failure exacerbation, acute coronary syndromes, pulmonary embolism, neoplastic lesions, and pulmonary abscess/empyema.

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Last Updated on January 26, 2023

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