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Community- acquired pneumonia: a case report

Barbara Zupanc ; Healthcare Center Kranj
Manja Grašek ; University Medical Center Ljubljana

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APA 6th Edition
Zupanc, B. & Grašek, M. (2019). Community- acquired pneumonia: a case report. Liječnički vjesnik, 141 (suppl.1), 0-0. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Zupanc, Barbara and Manja Grašek. "Community- acquired pneumonia: a case report." Liječnički vjesnik, vol. 141, no. suppl.1, 2019, pp. 0-0. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Zupanc, Barbara and Manja Grašek. "Community- acquired pneumonia: a case report." Liječnički vjesnik 141, no. suppl.1 (2019): 0-0.
Zupanc, B., and Grašek, M. (2019). 'Community- acquired pneumonia: a case report', Liječnički vjesnik, 141(suppl.1), pp. 0-0. Available at: (Accessed 20 June 2021)
Zupanc B, Grašek M. Community- acquired pneumonia: a case report. Liječnički vjesnik [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2021 June 20];141(suppl.1):0-0. Available from:
B. Zupanc and M. Grašek, "Community- acquired pneumonia: a case report", Liječnički vjesnik, vol.141, no. suppl.1, pp. 0-0, 2019. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 20 June 2021]

INTRODUCTION Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is an acute lower respiratory tract infection in a patient who has acquired the infection in the community. Patients typically present with fever, dyspnea, productive cough and pleuritic chest pain. On physical examination tachypnea, auscultatory rales, increased tactile fremitus and purulent sputum are present. Most common pathogens are Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza and Moraxella catarrhalis. Streptococcus pneumoniae is the causative organism for up to 2/3 of all CAP. With clinical suspicion of pneumonia full blood count, urea, electrolytes and CRP should be tested. Chest x-ray typically shows lobar infiltrates. Sputum can be microbiologically tested to identify the pathogen. Supportive therapy as well as antibiotic therapy according to national guidelines is advised. CASE PRESENTATION A previously healthy 45-year old male presents to the outpatient department due to fever, cough and malaise for 2 days. On physical examination his vitals are: blood pressure 140/70 mmHg, heart rate 80/min, oxygen saturation 96%, body temperature 38 °C, breathing frequency 24/min. On auscultation rales are heard over the right lower lobe. His laboratory results show leukocytosis with elevated CRP. Chest x-ray is performed and a consolidation is seen in the right lower lobe. He is prescribed amoxicillin 500-1000 mg/8 h per os for 7-10 days. CONCLUSION CAP is one of the most common infectious diseases and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality, particularly in elderly patients and those with significant comorbidities. The most common pathogen is Streptococcus pneumoniae. Antibiotic therapy is usually started empirically.

community-acquired pneumonia; Streptococcus pneumoniae; antibiotic therapy

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