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Assessment of severity in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: reply to letter by Challen et al.

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The letter to which this replies is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-008-1050-7.

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Rodríguez, A., Rello, J. Assessment of severity in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: reply to letter by Challen et al.. Intensive Care Med 34, 968 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-008-1051-6

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