TITLE

Aetiology and epidemiology

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2001 Supplement 4, Vol. 56, piv15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the aetiology and epidemiology of community acquired pneumonia (CAP). No two studies of the aetiology of CAP are the same. Apparent differences in the observed frequency of pathogens, while possibly real, may also be due to a number of other factors including health care delivery, population factors such as age mix, the frequency of alcoholism, comorbid diseases, immunosuppression, and malignancy and study factors such as the type and number of samples collected, investigations performed, and interpretation of results.
ACCESSION #
12965150

 

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