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El objetivo del tratamiento es:

  • Destruir los gérmenes que causaron la infección
  • Mantener oxígeno adecuado
  • Aliviar los síntomas
  • Evitar complicaciones

El tratamiento involucra lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Medicamentos
Otros tratamientos


No hay procedimientos quirúrgicos para el tratamiento de neumonía no complicada.

Referencias:

American Lung Association website. Disponible en: http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=22542 . Accedido febrero 1, 2006.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Disponible en: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ . Accedido febrero 1, 2006.

Primary Care Medicine . 4th ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2000.



Last reviewed octubre 2012 by Brian Randall, MD

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