Infect Chemother.  2018 Jun;50(2):160-198. 10.3947/ic.2018.50.2.160.

Guideline for Antibiotic Use in Adults with Community-acquired Pneumonia

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Division of Respiratory, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Division of Infectious Diseases, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
  • 5Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, Korea.
  • 6Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
  • 7Division of Pulmonology, The Institute of Chest Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 8Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 9Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Metropolitan Government-Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 10Division of Healthcare Technology Assessment Research, National Evidence-Based Healthcare Collaborating Agency, Seoul, Korea.
  • 11Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. suhgy@skku.edu
  • 12Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. smkimkor@paik.ac.kr

Abstract

Community-acquired pneumonia is common and important infectious disease in adults. This work represents an update to 2009 treatment guideline for community-acquired pneumonia in Korea. The present clinical practice guideline provides revised recommendations on the appropriate diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of community-acquired pneumonia in adults aged 19 years or older, taking into account the current situation regarding community-acquired pneumonia in Korea. This guideline may help reduce the difference in the level of treatment between medical institutions and medical staff, and enable efficient treatment. It may also reduce antibiotic resistance by preventing antibiotic misuse against acute lower respiratory tract infection in Korea.

Keyword

Pneumonia; Community-acquired infections; Adults; Therapeutics; Guideline

MeSH Terms

Adult*
Communicable Diseases
Community-Acquired Infections
Diagnosis
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Humans
Korea
Medical Staff
Pneumonia*
Respiratory Tract Infections
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