Published: 12 November 2021
Author(s): Esther Wittermans, Ewoudt MW van de Garde, G Paul Voorn, Arnoud F Aldenkamp, Rob Janssen, Jan C Grutters, Willem Jan W Bos, Santeon-CAP study group
Issue: March 2022
Section: Original article

The cornerstones of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) treatment are early diagnosis and timely initiation of appropriate antibiotic treatment [1]. Despite advances in antibiotic treatment, CAP remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide [2]. Adjunctive therapies, such as corticosteroids, might improve clinical outcomes.

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