Severe Community- Acquired Pneumonia
In the United States, community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults results in approximately 600,000 hospital admissions annually and ranks as the sixth leading cause of death. Of those patients with CAP hospitalized, between 18% and 36% require treatment in an ICU. The mortality of these patients is about 35%. While approximately 20% of patients admitted to the ICU with CAP are in septic shock, the mortality of these patients may be as high as 60%.
KeywordsPleural Fluid Bronchiolitis Obliterans Pneumococcal Pneumonia Chest Tube Drainage Eosinophilic Pneumonia
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 3.Guidelines for the initial management of adults with community-acquired pneumonia: diagnosis, assessment of severity and initial antimicrobial therapy. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1993;148:1418–1426.Google Scholar