Pulmonary infections

December 2006
Thorax;Dec2006 Supplement 2, Vol. 61, pii24
Academic Journal
The article presents abstracts related to pulmonary infections. They include "Microbiology Investigations in Community Acquired Pneumonia: What Is Available From England and Wales Laboratories?" "Staphylococcus Aureus in Wegner's Granulomatosis: Colonization or Causation?" and "C-Reactive Protein Is an Independent Marker Predicting Severity in Community Acquired Pneumonia."


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