Risk of Community-Acquired Pneumonia and Use of Gastric Acid-Suppressive Drugs

This article aims to examine the associations between the use of acid-suppressive drugs and occurrence of community-acquired pneumonia. Reduction of gastric acid secretion by acid-suppressive therapy allows pathogen colonization from the upper gastrointestinal tract. The bacteria and viruses in the contaminated stomach have been identified as species from the oral cavity.

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