Bacterial aetiology and mortality in COPD patients with CAP: results from the German Competence Network, CAPNETZ.

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BACKGROUND Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a frequent comorbidity. The bacterial aetiology of CAP-COPD and its possible associations with serum markers and mortality are incompletely understood. OBJECTIVES 1) To assess the bacterial aetiology of CAP only… (More)
DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.16.0567

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