Antibiotic Resistance of Pathogens Causing Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 06/25/2012
Feldman C et al. – Community–acquired pneumonia remains an important cause of disease and death in both developed and developing countries and therefore continues to have a major medical impact. The mortality remains high despite the ready availability of potent antimicrobial agents to which the organisms are susceptible. However, management of these infections is potentially complicated by the emerging resistance of many of the common pathogens to the different classes of antibiotics that are usually prescribed.