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Community-acquired pneumonia (non COVID-19)

Risk assessment and management of CAP in the first 4 hours: community setting. *Consider social circumstances, unstable comorbidities, ability to take oral treatment safely and reliably, and patient’s wishes when deciding whether to treat patients at home. **The majority of patients with moderate-severity CAP should be referred to hospital. However, you should consider social circumstances, ability to take oral treatment safely, unstable comorbidities, and patient’s wishes when deciding on home treatment 

Adapted from Lim WS, et al. Thorax. 2009 Oct;64(suppl 3):iii1-55

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Community-acquired pneumonia (non COVID-19)

Risk assessment and management of CAP in the first 4 hours: hospital setting

Adapted from Lim WS, et al. Thorax. 2009 Oct;64(suppl 3):iii1-55

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Community-acquired pneumonia (non COVID-19)

Left-sided pleural effusion

From the collection of Dr R Light. Used with permission

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Community-acquired pneumonia (non COVID-19)

Increased opacification of the right perihilar region and superior segment of the right lower and upper lobes consistent with worsening aspiration pneumonia

From the collection of Dr Roy Hammond. Used with permission

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Community-acquired pneumonia (non COVID-19)

Chest radiograph showing left upper lobe cavitating pneumonia

From the collection of Dr Jonathan Bennett. Used with permission

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Posterior-anterior chest radiograph showing right upper lobe consolidation in a patient with community-acquired pneumonia

Durrington HJ, et al. Recent changes in the management of community acquired pneumonia in adults. BMJ 2008;336:1429.

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