Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)

Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)


  • Age > 3 months

  • Suspected CAP

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Immunodeficiency/Immunosuppression

  • Tracheostomy

  • At risk for aspiration pneumonia

  • Hospital or institutional-acquired pneumonia

  • Other chronic lung disease (except asthma)

Provider Assessment

More Information

  • The management of community-acquired pneumonia in infants and children older than 3 months of age: IDSA guidelines. August 30, 2011

  • Williams DJ, Hall M, Shah SS et al. Narrow vs. broad-spectrum antimicrobial therapy for children hospitalized with pneumonia . Pediatrics 2013; e1141-8.

Revision date: December 2019 Approval date: October 2017 Next revision date: December 2021