Treatment guideline for aspiration pneumonia

Chapter 97 – Overview of Pneumonia Goldman: Goldman’s Cecil Medicine, 24th ed. Copyright © 2011 Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier

Empirical antibiotic therapy should be initiated rapidly once the diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia is made; the regimen can be modified later after culture information from sputum, tracheal secretions, or bronchoscopic sampling is available. (See “Treatment” section)

Repost from 8/9/12

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