April 21, 2022

Community-Acquired Pneumonia – 04/20/2022

Annals of Internal Medicine- In the Clinic Series


Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for severe CAP and would be a reason to think about administering pneumococcal vaccination.  When pneumonia is suspected, a CXR should be performed, as clinical diagnosis is often inaccurate.  If an antibiotic has been received in the previous 3 months, best to use an antibiotic of a different class if pneumonia recurs.