PPIs increase risk of CAP due to strep pneumonia

This single center study found that of 463 patients with CAP, 29% were on a PPI. Those on PPIs had 2 times the odds of being infected with an oral flora pathogen, and 2.2 times the odds of being infected with strep pneumonia. This adds to the ongoing literature defining the risk and epidemiology of PPI-associated CAP (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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