New aspects in the management of pneumonia
Despite improvements in the management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), morbidity and mortality are still high, especially in patients with more severe disease. Early and appropriate antibiotics remain the cornerstone in the treatment of CAP.
2 aspects seem to contribute to a worse outcome:
- An uncontrolled inflammatory reaction
- An inadequate immune response

Adjuvant treatments, such as corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulins, have been proposed to counterbalance these effects...

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