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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 5045087, 7 pages
Case Report

Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Case Report and Current Treatment Dilemmas

No Resistance Consulting Group, Mountain Brook, AL, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Glenn Harnett; moc.ecnatsiser-on@ttenrah.nnelg

Received 16 December 2016; Accepted 13 April 2017; Published 15 June 2017

Academic Editor: Ching H. Loh

Copyright © 2017 Glenn Harnett. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Resistance to macrolides is rising in the USA and warrants careful consideration when confronted with a patient with suspected pneumonia in the urgent care clinic. This case study exemplifies the potentially serious consequences of treatment failure following prescription of a macrolide for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. Furthermore, the consequential treatment dilemmas currently faced by physicians are briefly discussed.