Published: 7 March 2024
Author(s): J. Vasco Barreto, Cláudia Camila Dias, Teresa Cardoso
Issue: May 2024
Section: Letter to the Editor

Timely administration of appropriate antibiotics (ATB) is critical for treatment success in severe infections [1]. In clinical practice, early ATB administration in pneumonia is a common-sense objective, with the potential to reduce inflammatory response and organ damage, by reducing bacterial load [2,3]. However, the association between timing of initial antibiotic administration (TInA) and outcomes in community-onset pneumonia (COP) is still debated.

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