[Guideline 59]

Community Management of Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Adults

SIGN Publication No. 59

ISBN 1899893 08 3
June 2002


The Guideline and Quick Reference Guide are available to download in Acrobat pdf format (info). Quick Reference Guide (227K) Guideline (570K).
  1. Introduction
  2. Epidemiology of LRTI in Scotland
  3. Assessment of severity
  4. Exacerbations of COPD
  5. Community acquired pneumonia
  6. Non-pneumonic LRTI
  7. Good practice in antibiotic use
  8. General management of LRTI
  9. Immunisation
  10. Key messages for patients
  11. Implementation and audit
  12. Development of the guideline

Additional information

Register of Interest
A register of interest is not available for this guideline. In line with the SIGN Document Retention Schedule (24/07/2010), after publication of this guideline, hard copies of declarations of interest were held at the SIGN Executive offices for one year. The declarations of interest were then archived for a further three years before being destroyed along with other guideline related documents. This schedule has now been revised.

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