Samfundserhvervet pneumoni--behandling

Translated title of the contribution: Treatment of community-acquired pneumonia--treatment

Ljubica Vukelic Andersen, Birgitte Brock, Preben Jakobsen, Lars Peter Nielsen

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Penicillin is the drug of choice for treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in Denmark. The primary determinant for therapeutic activity of penicillin is ''penicillin time'' (T>MIC), i.e. time with penicillin concentration above minimum inhibitory concentration. Eradication of S. pneumoniae requires T>MIC above 40-50%. The second determinant for therapeutic activity is the ratio between maximum penicillin concentration in serum and MIC (Cmax/MIC). Considering penicillin pharmacokinetics, intravenous penicillin 2 million units four times a day is recommended as empirical treatment of CAP.

Translated title of the contributionTreatment of community-acquired pneumonia--treatment
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)127-30
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


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