Community Acquired Infection

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 117--122

Community-acquired pneumonia due to gram-negative bacteria


Alejandra Grosso1, Angela Famiglietti2, Carlos M Luna1 
1 Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases Division, Hospital de Clínicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Hospital de Clínicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Correspondence Address:
Carlos M Luna
Arenales 2557, Piso 1, dto A CP 1425, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Argentina

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a frequent infectious disease that can be usually treated in an ambulatory setting. A small percentage of these cases require hospitalization and yet it is the leading infectious cause of hospitalization and death in some countries. A number of these infections is caused by gram-negative bacteria (GNB), which have repeatedly been found to bear an adverse prognostic potential. Its incidence is variable (0-9%) and some species carry a special pathogenicity. Enterobacteriaceae in these studies were more commonly isolated than P. aeruginosa while Acinetobacter spp. and B. cepacia were only occasionally described. The present review has the aim to update the current knowledge about the etiology, classifi cation, antimicrobial resistance, diagnosis, and therapy in CAP due to GNB.


How to cite this article:
Grosso A, Famiglietti A, Luna CM. Community-acquired pneumonia due to gram-negative bacteria.Community Acquir Infect 2015;2:117-122


How to cite this URL:
Grosso A, Famiglietti A, Luna CM. Community-acquired pneumonia due to gram-negative bacteria. Community Acquir Infect [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Nov 27 ];2:117-122
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