Bacterial Infections

  • Author: Harjot K. Singh, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Standard practice in most resource-limited countries is treatment of CAP with the assumption of pneumococcus as the most likely pathogen
  • Diagnostic studies are generally limited
  • Standard treatment is beta-lactams, primarily oral amoxicillin or intravenous penicillin or amoxicillin[Mandell 2007]

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