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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2004 Dec;18(4):761-76, vii.

Epidemiology and etiology of community-acquired pneumonia.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Henderson Site, 711 Concession Street, 40 Wing, 5th Floor, Room 503, Hamilton, ON Canada L8V 1C3. lmandell@mcmaster.ca

Abstract

The seriousness of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), despite being a reasonably common and potentially lethal disease, often is under estimated by physicians and patients alike. CAP results in more than 10 million visits to physicians, 64 million days of restricted activity, and 600,000 hospitalizations. This article discusses the epidemiology and bacterial causes of CAP in immunocompetent adults and the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.

PMID:
15555823
DOI:
10.1016/j.idc.2004.08.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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