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Short-course versus long-course therapy of the same antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia in adolescent and adult outpatients.

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Summary of "Short-course versus long-course therapy of the same antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia in adolescent and adult outpatients."

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a lung infection that can be acquired during day-to-day activities in the community (not while receiving care in a hospital). Community-acquired pneumonia poses a significant public health burden in terms of mortality, morbidity, and costs. Shorter antibiotic courses for CAP may limit treatment costs and adverse effects, but the optimal duration of antibiotic treatment is uncertain.

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Name: The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
ISSN: 1469-493X
Pages: CD009070

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