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Pneumonia in the normal host

John G. Bartlett

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.180402

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Pneumonia in the normal host

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Pneumonia is an acute or chronic infection involving the pulmonary parenchyma and is the most important infectious disease in terms of morbidity and mortality, which is 14% for patients who are hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.

Aetiology—most cases are caused by microbial pathogens, the commonest being ...

Chapter.  9188 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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