Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
CAP Outpatient Treatment

CAP Outpatient Treatment

Clinical Consideration

  • Chronic heart, lung, liver, or renal disease
  • Diabetes
  • Alcoholism
  • Malignancy
  • Asplenia
  • Tobacco use

Severe Beta-Lactam Allergy

Duration of Therapy

5 days. Extension of therapy beyond 5 days should be guided by validated measures of clinical stability, which include resolution of vital sign abnormalities, ability to eat, and normal mentation.


If Respiratory Panel rules out Chlamydia, Pertussis, and Mycoplasma, and suspicion for Legionella is low, azithromycin may be discontinued