[Diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia in adults].

Abstract

In contrast with acute bronchitis, which is benign and very frequent, community acute pneumonia has to be considered as a serious illness with a mortality rate that can reach 10-15% in inpatients. In adult, pneumonia is usually due to bacteria and antibiotherapy is always required. Clinical diagnosis is based on presumption signs: fever, tachycardia… (More)

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