Which consultations are recommended in bacterial pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Consultation with infectious disease and/or pulmonary specialists is suggested in difficult cases. In addition, a pharmacist and/or infection control specialist may be of assistance in providing information on hospital or regional bacterial resistance and sensitivity patterns and in appropriate antibiotic dosing and level monitoring.

Patients requiring noninvasive mechanical ventilation or intubation may need consultation with a critical care medicine specialist to aid in management after admission to the intensive care unit (ICU).


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