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%.
KeywordsPneumonia Influenza Pseudomonas Vancomycin Vasculitis
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