Community-onset pneumonia: what role for pneumococcal urinary antigen testing?

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Takeaway

  • Pneumocococcal urinary antigen testing (UAT) is inexpensive and noninvasive and can lead to significant narrowing of empiric antibiotic therapy.

Why this matters

  • Targeted antibiotic therapy towards Streptococcus pneumonia is reasonable even if pneumocococcal UAT is the only po...