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Editor's Correspondence |

Quinolones for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Richard Frothingham, MD
Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(13):1681-1682. doi:.
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The article by the Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (DRSP) Therapeutic Working Group1 on the management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has generated great interest. This week I received a brochure promoting azithromycin with a copy of the DRSP Therapeutic Working Group article enclosed. The brochure introduced the article as follows: "The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Therapeutic Working Group recommends macrolides as first-line therapy" for CAP. The DRSP Therapeutic Working Group met at the CDC in 1998, but is not identified as a part of the CDC. Does the article constitute official CDC recommendations?

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July 9, 2001
Scott F. Dowell, MD, MPH; James D. Heffelfinger, MD
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