Behandlung von erwachsenen Patienten mit ambulant erworbener Pneumonie – Update 2021

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  • S Ewig - , Thoraxzentrum Ruhrgebiet (Author)
  • M Kolditz - , Department of internal Medicine I, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden (Author)
  • M Pletz - , Jena University Hospital (Author)
  • A Altiner - , University Medical Center Rostock (Author)
  • W Albrich - , Kantonsspital St. Gallen (Author)
  • D Drömann - , Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein - Campus Kiel. (Author)
  • H Flick - , Medical University of Graz (Author)
  • S Gatermann - , Ruhr University Bochum (Author)
  • S Krüger - , Kaiserswerther Diakonie, Florence Nightingale Hospital Düsseldorf-Kaiserswerth, Klinik für Pneumologie, Düsseldorf Health Authority (Author)
  • W Nehls - , Helios Klinikum Erich von Behring (Author)
  • M Panning - , University Medical Center Freiburg (Author)
  • J Rademacher - , Leibniz University Hannover (Author)
  • G Rohde - , University Hospital Frankfurt (Author)
  • J Rupp - , Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein - Campus Kiel. (Author)
  • B Schaaf - , Municipal Hospital Dortmund (Author)
  • H-J Heppner - , Witten/Herdecke University (Author)
  • R Krause - , Medical University of Graz (Author)
  • S Ott - , St. Clara Hospital Basel (Author)
  • T Welte - , Leibniz University Hannover (Author)
  • M Witzenrath - , Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Author)


The present guideline provides a new and updated concept of the management of adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia. It replaces the previous guideline dating from 2016.The guideline was worked out and agreed on following the standards of methodology of a S3-guideline. This includes a systematic literature search and grading, a structured discussion of recommendations supported by the literature as well as the declaration and assessment of potential conflicts of interests.The guideline has a focus on specific clinical circumstances, an update on severity assessment, and includes recommendations for an individualized selection of antimicrobial treatment.The recommendations aim at the same time at a structured assessment of risk for adverse outcome as well as an early determination of treatment goals in order to reduce mortality in patients with curative treatment goal and to provide palliation for patients with treatment restrictions.

Translated title of the contribution
Management of Adult Community-Acquired Pneumonia and Prevention - Update 2021 - Guideline of the German Respiratory Society (DGP), the Paul-Ehrlich-Society for Chemotherapy (PEG), the German Society for Infectious Diseases (DGI), the German Society of Medical Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DGIIN), the German Viological Society (DGV), the Competence Network CAPNETZ, the German College of General Practitioneers and Family Physicians (DEGAM), the German Society for Geriatric Medicine (DGG), the German Palliative Society (DGP), the Austrian Society of Pneumology Society (ÖGP), the Austrian Society for Infectious and Tropical Diseases (ÖGIT), the Swiss Respiratory Society (SGP) and the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases Society (SSI)


Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)665-729
Number of pages65
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0001-6022-6827/work/127318525
Scopus 85116958593
Scopus 85110156104



  • Adult, Aged, Austria, Communicable Diseases, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Germany, Humans, Physicians, Family, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Medicine