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Risk Factors for the Occurrence of Specific Pathogens as the Cause for Community Acquired Pneumonia

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The presence of certain risk factors should cause a clinician to carefully evaluate a patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) for organisms that may be antibiotic-resistant. The following lists were developed by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) as a guide for clinicians.

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