The goal of treatment is to:
- Destroy the germs that caused the infection
- Maintain adequate oxygenation
- Relieve symptoms of shortness of breath, cough, muscle aches, etc.
- Avoid complications
Treatment involves the following:
There are no surgical procedures for treating uncomplicated pneumonia.
Last reviewed October 2012 by Brian Randall, MD
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