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Community-acquired pneumonia in adults: What’s new focusing on epidemiology, microorganisms and diagnosis?
1 CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias, CIBERES, Barcelona, Spain, Vall d’Hebron Institut of Research (VHIR), Barcelona, Spain  
2 CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias, CIBERES, Barcelona, Spain; Vall d’Hebron Institut of Research (VHIR), Barcelona, Spain  
3 CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias, CIBERES, Vall d’Hebron Institut of Research (VHIR), Barcelona, Spain  
Erciyes Med J ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/etd.2018.01288
Key Words: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), Comorbidity, Streptococcus pneumoniae, epidemiology, adults, microbiological diagnosis, immunological biomarkers.
Abstract

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the most leading causes of hospital admissions and death worldwide..The incidence and mortality of CAP are associated to presence of comorbidities and increasing age. Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most frequently microorganism causative of CAP, although in many patients with CAP, the causative microorganism remains unidentified. Currently, antimicrobial resistance is increasing, so the accurate diagnosis and determining the causative microorganism are even more important. This is a key point in reducing both morbidity and mortality from CAP, and appropriate antimicrobial stewardship which is now a worldwide priority. This review summarizes on epidemiology, microbiological etiology and diagnosis of CAP in adults.


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: Tejada S, Romero A, Rello J. Community-acquired pneumonia in adults: What’s new focusing on epidemiology, microorganisms and diagnosis? Erciyes Med J 2018; DOI: 10.5152/etd.2018.01288

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