[Etiology of community-acquired pneumonia among adult patients in Japan].

@article{Ishida2000EtiologyOC,
  title={[Etiology of community-acquired pneumonia among adult patients in Japan].},
  author={Tadashi Ishida},
  journal={The Japanese journal of antibiotics},
  year={2000},
  volume={53 Suppl B},
  pages={3-12}
}
To clarify the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in Japan, the causative pathogens were prospectively investigated in adult patients admitted to Kurashiki Central Hospital. The microbiological diagnosis was based on the results of quantitative sputum culture, blood culture, and other invasive procedures, including transthoracic needle aspiration or bronchoscopic examination. Five hundred fifty-two episodes of CAP in 540 patients were admitted between July 1994 and June 1999… CONTINUE READING