Community-acquired pneumonia is a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Antimicrobial treatment should be initiated before the patient leaves the emergency department. Treatment is empirical and should cover typical pathogens and, if patient risk is identified, also atypical pathogens such as meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Special concerns in the elderly include the increased risk of adverse drug effects and comorbidity exacerbation. As prevention is ideal, patients should receive appropriate pneumococcus and influenza vaccinations.
Drugs & Therapy Perspectives – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 12, 2017
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