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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 123-130

Drug-resistant pathogens in community-acquired pneumonia

1 Department of Pneumology, Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
2 Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
3 Tayside Respiratory Research Group, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
4 Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan, IRCCS Fondazione Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
5 School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milan Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Stefano Aliberti
School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milan Bicocca, Respiratory Unit, AO San Gerardo, Via Pergolesi 33, 20052, Monza
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2225-6482.172654

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An increasing prevalence of pneumonia caused by drug-resistant pathogens (DRPs) has been identifi ed. The 2005 American Thoracic Society (ATS)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines proposed the health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP) model in order to identify an increased risk of DRPs in patients coming from the community. These patients are known to have a worse prognosis, mostly due to poor functional status and treatment restrictions. New useful scores have been developed to help physicians in predicting DRPs. This manuscript is a review of currently published literature concerning the impact of CAP caused by DRPs and the different predictive models available.

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