Management of patients with SARS-CoV-2 infections and
of patients with chronic lung diseases during the COVID-19
pandemic (as of 9 May 2020)
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is currently a challenge worldwide. In Austria, a crisis within the healthcare system has so far been prevented. The treatment of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), including SARSCoV- 2 infections, should continue to be based on evidence- based CAP guidelines during the pandemic;
however, COVID-19 specific adjustments are useful. The treatment of patients with chronic lung diseases has to be adapted during the pandemic but must still be guaranteed.