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Management of Pneumonia

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Community-acquired pneumonia is one of the most common diagnoses encountered in medicine. However, pneumonia encompasses a broad range of severity and causative agents necessitating different treatments, often based on patient-specific factors rather than available culture results. Choosing the most appropriate treatments and management strategies depends on a strong understanding of the risk factors associated with various pathogens.

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Strizich, L.M., Choe, J.H. (2020). Management of Pneumonia. In: Mookherjee, S., Beste, L.A., Klein, J.W., Wright, J. (eds) Chalk Talks in Internal Medicine. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34814-4_30

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