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Staph Pneumonia features and treatment

These are features of a special type of community acquired pneumonia that is caused by staphylococcus aureus organism (Staph Pneumonia) and how to manage it.

What are the specific features of Staph Pneumonia ?

- Extensive .cavitation.
- Haemoptysis
- Other features of  community acquired pneumonia

How to treat Staph Pneumonia

- Flucloxacilline 1-2 gm/6 hrs LV plus clarithromycin 500 mg/12 hour LV.
- Oral therapy can be started when fever subsides.
- Treatment for at least 2 wks
- Vancomycin (vancocin) for MRSA 0.5-1 gm LV/12 hour.
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Tamer Mobarak

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