Therapy must start quickly. Delay in giving the appropriate antibiotic leads to higher mortality.

The treatment includes:

- Respiratory tract quinolones. Prescribed for patients above the age of 18.

- Macrolides. Used for all age groups.

- Antibiotics. There are several of them that can be prescribed but they must have a good intracellular penetration.

Complete recovery can take several weeks.

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