[Staphylococcal pneumonia : a review of 18 cases at Tygerberg Hospital].

  • Johan Roos
  • Published 1984 in
    South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…


A retrospective study of 18 cases of staphylococcal pneumonia is described. The majority of patients were young males without any predisposing factors. A vasculitic rash, three-organ failure and diffuse intravascular coagulation were poor prognostic factors. The value of steroids was doubtful but plasmapheresis probably played a part in the survival of 3… (More)


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