The community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common worldwide respiratory infection, occurring mainly in extreme ages of life. It is caused by a variety of microorganisms, in which the most common are Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae. This disease presents a wide clinical manifestation from asymptomatic until very symptomatic, difficulting in some circumstances its diagnosis. There are differents scales as the CURB-65 and SMART-COP which classify patients according to severity; based on this classification there are preset indications to follow with each patient. In many cases the patient outcome may be linked to medical compliance with the pre established in clinical guidelines, because the recommendations in guidelines are based on the best scientific evidence and compliance to these in most cases favors a good prognosis and patient outcome.
|Revista Científica Ciencia Médica
|Publicada - 2015