Last updated on February 2018

Short Duration Treatment of Non-severe Community Acquired Pneumonia


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Community Acquired Pneumonia
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject must be 18 years old or over.
  • admitted three days before for Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) defined by at least one clinical sign of pneumonia (dyspnea, cough, mucopurulent sputum, crackling sound on lungs) associated with a temperature >38C on admission, and a new infiltrate consistent with pneumonia on chest x-ray, who responded favorably to 3 days of treatment with -lactams (third generation injectable cephalosporin or amoxicillin-clavulanate)
  • able to take oral medication.
  • has given its informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Creatinin < 30ml/min
  • History of jaundice / hepatic impairment associated with amoxicillin / clavulanic acid
  • History of hypersensitivity to beta-lactam
  • Presence of complications or severity of pneumonia (abscess , significant pleural effusion, severe chronic respiratory failure , septic shock, respiratory condition requiring the passage resuscitation).
  • Known immunocompromised terrain ( asplenia , neutropenia, agammaglobulinemia , immunosuppressants, graft corticosteroids , myeloma , lymphoma, known HIV , sickle cell anemia , CHILD C cirrhosis).
  • Antibiotic treatment exceeding 24 hours prior admission.
  • Suspected atypical bacteria requiring combined antibiotics therapy .(Subjects who received a single dose of macrolides or fluoroquinolones emergency will not be excluded) .
  • Legionella suspected on clinical, biological and radiological criteria .
  • Subjects with clinical or epidemiological environment leading to suspect a healthcare-associated pneumonia with antibiotic resistant pathogen.
  • Suspicion of pneumonia by aspiration.
  • Intercurrent infection requiring antibiotic treatment.
  • Pregnant women .
  • Breastfeeding .
  • Allergy to antibiotics in use.
  • Life expectancy <1 month .
  • Subject without health insurance.
  • Subjects without home adress

Recruitment Status: Open


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