Moderate Severity

Notes

Mortality 3-9%

Admission Recommended

If microbial cause of infection known, treat accordingly

Empiric Therapy

  • Dose adjustment required for renal impairment

OR

  • If true immediate penicillin allergy or

  • If at risk for Gram-negative bacilli or S. aureus

  • Dose adjustment required for renal impairment

  • See notes above

PLUS ONE OF

OR

  • Dose adjustment required for renal impairment

OR

OR

  • Post-influenza

  • Alcoholism

  • COPD

  • Nursing home

True, immediate IgE-mediated allergies include, but are not limited to:

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Urticaria

  • Angioedema

  • Hypotension

  • Bronchospasm

  • Stridor

  • Pruritis

Duration & IV-to-PO Conversion

Treat for a minimum of 5 days, and then until the patient meets all clinical stability criteria, then STOP antibiotics

For example:

  • Extrapulmonary infections

  • Empyema

  • Infections caused by P. aeruginosa or S. aureus

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