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In North America, where the "atypical" forms of community-acquired pneumonia are more common, macrolides (such as azithromycin or erythromycin), and doxycycline have displaced amoxicillin as first-line outpatient treatment in adults.The duration of treatment has traditionally been seven to ten days, but increasing evidence suggests that shorter courses (3-5 days) may be effective for certain types of pneumonia and may reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance.Fever is not very specific, as it occurs in many other common illnesses, may be absent in those with severe disease, malnutrition or in the elderly.
People with infectious pneumonia often have a productive cough, fever accompanied by shaking chills, shortness of breath, sharp or stabbing chest pain during deep breaths, and an increased rate of breathing.
HCAP is sometimes called MCAP (medical care–associated pneumonia).
Hospital-acquired pneumonia is acquired in a hospital, specifically, pneumonia that occurs 48 hours or more after admission, which was not incubating at the time of admission.
It is likely to involve hospital-acquired infections, with higher risk of multidrug-resistant pathogens.
Also, because hospital patients are often ill (which is why they are present in the hospital), accompanying disorders are an issue.