How are penicillin-resistant S pneumoniae infections treated in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?

Updated: Oct 31, 2019
  • Author: Stephanie L Baer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Most penicillin-resistant S pneumoniae infections may be treated with beta-lactams. Alternately, doxycycline or respiratory quinolones may be used.

High-level penicillin-resistant S pneumoniae (MIC 6 µg/mL) strains are a rare cause of CAP; fortunately, they currently remain susceptible to ceftriaxone.


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