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Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia

  • Subhash Todi
  • Rajesh Chawla
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Abstract

Community-acquired pneumonia refers to pneumonia occurring in a patient in the community. It is a common illness affecting 2–3 million patients each year in the USA. Only about 20% of patients require hospitalization, of which approximately 10–20% require intensive care unit (ICU) care. Mortality in hospitalized patients can be up to 30%, of which majority occur in patients admitted to the ICU.

Keywords

Intensive Care Unit Infectious Disease Society Noninvasive Ventilation Lung Abscess Intravenous Steroid 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Critical Care & EmergencyA.M.R.I. HospitalKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia

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