Schwere ambulant erworbene und nosokomiale Pneumonie

Translated title of the contribution: Severe community-acquired and hospital-acquired pneumonia

L. Witte, D. Drömann*

*Corresponding author for this work


Severe community-acquired pneumonia and hospital-acquired pneumonia are common infectious diseases in Germany. They are associated with high mortality especially in the old and multimorbid patient and are thus a challenge in daily clinical practice. While the CRB65 is a thoroughly validated score for risk stratification in community-acquired pneumonia, there is no comparable score for hospital-acquired pneumonia yet. Early initiation of adequate antibiotic treatment is essential for a positive outcome. Hospital-acquired pneumonia is more often associated with multidrug-resistant bacteria, which should be considered in the choice of initial treatment especially if the patient can be considered a member of a risk group. This article focuses on severe pneumonia and gives an overview of the recent guidelines and discusses newly published results.

Translated title of the contributionSevere community-acquired and hospital-acquired pneumonia
Original languageGerman
JournalMedizinische Klinik - Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)151-159
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 01.12.2012


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