Community acquired pneumonia?

CAP. The name given to pneumonia which is contracted while a person is dwelling in the community- outside the hospital. As opposed to hap - hospital acquired pneumonia, vap - ventilator associated pneumonia, etc.
CAP is… An infection of the lung(s) in a person not recently hospitalized/in a nursing home/in a rehab facility. Microbes involved in cap tend to be less virulent than those acquired in hospitals. Most common is streptococcus; atypicals (walking pneumonia) include legionella, mycoplasma, & chlamydophila. Viruses common in infants & kids. Pneumocystis seen in immunocompromised.

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What is community-acquired pneumonia?

Common type of bugs. Community aquired pneumonia means just that, "normal" types of organisms that cause pnuemonia, as apposed to hospital aquired pneunomia which is often caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. Pneumonia is an infection in your lungs. Read more...
Gotten outside hosp. Community aquired pneumnonia is a term used by doctors to decribe pneumonia in those who have not been in a hospital recently. Patients in the hospital are exposed and pick up germs, and can get pneumonia with bacteria that do not typically cause pneumonia in others. Cap is a pneumonia that can be aquired by anyone. Symptoms are similar, the bacteria responsible & thus antibiotic selection differs. Read more...

What is the recommended treatment for community acquired pneumonia?

Antibiotics. Depends on what kind of pneumonia. My room the menu simply have to run their course most of the time. Bacterial pneumonia can be treated with a variety of different anabiotic's depending on which pneumonia is prevalent in your area. Read more...

What is community-acquired pneumonia and will it cause your kidneys to hurt

Common type of bugs. Community aquired pneumonia means just that, "normal" types of organisms that cause pnuemonia, as apposed to hospital aquired pneunomia which is often caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. Pneumonia is an infection in your lungs. This type of infection should not directly cause any pain in your kidneys although infections cause inflammation and inflammation can cause pain. Maybe you have uti? Read more...

How common is it to find a pleural based consolidation in a community acquired pneumonia? Dr. Vishnu md

Is a chance. Willdepend where the bactria gets. Upper lungs are usually on aspiration or rare diseases. Most pneumonias are on lowr areas. Read more...

Was diagnosed w/ community acquired pneumonia hospital said it gettin worse dispite antibiotics I have lots of allergies how dangerous w/ my condition?

CAP. Community acquired pneumonia can be due to many unexpected causes, including mrsa, pseudomonas and so on. If you are failing to respond to initial therapy would strongly recommend you be seen by a pulmonary or infectious diseases specialist and re-evaluated. This has the potential to become very severe very quickly. Please go soon. Good luck and best wishes. Read more...