Aspiration Pneumonia

Aspiration Pneumonia

Clinical Key Points

Routine addition of anaerobic coverage for suspected aspiration pneumonia is not recommended unless lung abscess or empyema is suspected

  • REASSESS patient 24 to 48 hrs after, if CXR abnormality PLUS risk factors for anaerobes, consider antibiotics

  • Poor oral hygiene

  • Severe periodontal disease

  • Putrid sputum