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Pneumonia is caused by a viral or bacterial infection that fills the lungs with mucus which can lower the oxygen level in the blood. Community acquired pneumonia is a major contributor to illness and mortality in the United States, causing nearly one million hospital admissions each year. The following is a best practice in the treatment of bacterial pneumonia (also called community acquired pneumonia).

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