ATS/IDSA guideline on community acquired pneumonia: Avoid routine sputum culture in outpatients
The American Thoracic Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have published a clinical guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of adults with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the Oct. 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.Some key recommendations include:Avoid obtaining sputum Gram stain and culture routinely in adults with CAP managed as OPD cases.Obtain pretreatment Gram stain and culture of respiratory secretions in adults with CAP managed in th
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