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What is community-acquired pneumonia?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Rothman
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