TITLE

The Continuing Challenge of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

AUTHOR(S)
Robert C.3 Moellering Jr.
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/15/2004 Supplement, Vol. 38, pS319
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The discovery and clinical application of antibiotics has markedly changed the management of a wide variety of respiratory tract infections, including community acquired pneumonia (CAP), during the past half-century. One of the factors that could account for the persistence of problematic respiratory tract infections is the development of resistance to antimicrobial agents by a number of respiratory tract pathogens, most prominently "Streptococcus pneumoniae." Historically, "S. pneumoniae" has been considered the most frequent cause of CAP in adults. Studies in the 1960s and 1970s regularly demonstrated that pneumococci could be isolated from appropriate specimens from 60%-75% of adults admitted to the hospital with CAP.
ACCESSION #
13077028

 

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