What is the best treatment for patients of all ages with community-acquired pneumonia?
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Recommended first-line antibiotic therapy for community-acquired (CA) pneumonia is 5 days of a macrolide in adults and 3 to 5 days of amoxicillin in children. (SOR: C, based on consensus guidelines.) In otherwise healthy adults, there is no clear difference in clinical success rates among beta-lactams, fluoroquinolones, macrolides, and cephalosporins.
Evidence Based Practice 15(2): 14.