Community-acquired pneumonia is a lung infection, which affects people outside the hospital by various bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The symptoms are cough, chest pain, fever, chills, and shortness of breath. It spreads through the coughing and sneezing of the infected person. Taking empiric therapy with macrolides, Fluoroquinolones or Doxycycline helps a lot.
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Query: Hi doctor, My father is 76 years old. He has been in intensive care unit (ICU) for two days as he was diagnosed with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) (CAP - community-acquired pneumonia). Four years back he had tuberculosis (TB). His vitals such as blood pressure (BP), temperature, renal and... Read Full »
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