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Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia

  • Marcos I. Restrepo
  • Eric M. Mortensen
  • Antonio Anzueto


Severe community-acquired pneumonia is a clinical diagnosis with significant impact on healthcare management around the world, with the highest morbidity and mortality of all the forms of community-acquired pneumonia. Severe pneumonia patients usually require intensive care unit management, including vasopressors and/or mechanical ventilation. Early clinical suspicion and prompt empiric antimicrobial therapies are mandatory in patients with severe pneumonia. A number of recent studies and guidelines addressing these issues have been published. They are reviewed in this article.


Intensive Care Unit Admission Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Acute Respiratory Failure Respir Crit Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome 
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  • Marcos I. Restrepo
  • Eric M. Mortensen
  • Antonio Anzueto

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