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  1. Aetiology and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in adults : an historical perspective.

    Article - En anglais

    Community-acquired pneumonia is common.

    Most disease is mild but mortality among hospitalized patients is 5-20%. The most common aetiological pathogens are Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and the « atypical » organisms, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila and Chlamydia pneumoniae.

    Less common pathogens account for 10-30% of cases and the aetiology cannot be determined in one-third to one-half of cases.

    Classification by aetiology and initiation of specific antimicrobial therapy are difficult and treatment is often initiated empirically.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Antibactérien, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Etiologie, Pneumonie, Adulte, Homme, Hôpital, Coût, Economie santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Infection nosocomiale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antibacterial agent, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Etiology, Pneumonia, Adult, Human, Hospital, Costs, Health economy, United States, North America, America, Respiratory disease, Nosocomial infection

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0577312

    Code Inist : 002B02S02. Création : 199406.