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South African guideline for the management of community-acquired pneumonia in adults

Authors: Tom H. Boyles, Adrian Brink, Greg L. Calligaro, Cheryl Cohen, Keertan Dheda, Gary Maartens, Guy A. Richards, Richard van Zyl Smit, Clifford Smith, Sean Wasserman, Andrew C. Whitelaw, Charles Feldman, South African Thoracic Society, Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa

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Improving the care of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in South Africa is particularly important because of the high burden of disease and the need to improve standards of antibiotic prescribing in the face of rising antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The purpose of this document is to provide clinicians guidance as to the recommended management of patients with CAP. This is an update for clinicians, which takes into account important advances and controversies in the management of patients with CAP.