Bench-to-bedside review: Bacterial pneumonia with influenza - pathogenesis and clinical implications

Abstract

Seasonal and pandemic influenza are frequently complicated by bacterial infections, causing additional hospitalization and mortality. Secondary bacterial respiratory infection can be subdivided into combined viral/bacterial pneumonia and post-influenza pneumonia, which differ in their pathogenesis. During combined viral/bacterial infection, the virus, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/cc8893

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