Current and future etiologic therapy of bacterial pneumonia. 1. Antibiotic therapy for community-acquired pneumonia

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А.Е. Abaturov
Т.А. Kryuchko


The progressive increase in the prevalence of respiratory infections caused by multiresistant pathogenic agents is a serious problem requiring strict indications and development of algorithms for prescribing antibacterial drugs for pneumonia treatment. Amoxicillin is a drug of choice for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia with a mild and uncomplicated course in children. The indications for prescribing macrolides are the patient’s allergy to β-lactam antibiotics or suspect mycoplasmal or chlamydial etiology of pneumonia. The choice of amoxicillin/clavulanate or cephalosporins for oral administration is proved by the laboratory data or a clinical suspicion of pneumonia caused by pathogens producing β-lactamases. The treatment strategy with the use of non-antibiotic agents for antibiotic-associated diseases therapy is being actively developed currently.

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Abaturov А., and Kryuchko Т. “Current and Future Etiologic Therapy of Bacterial Pneumonia. 1. Antibiotic Therapy for Community-Acquired Pneumonia”. CHILD`S HEALTH, vol. 12, no. 3, June 2017, pp. 382-9, doi:10.22141/2224-0551.12.3.2017.104231.
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