Community-acquired pneumonia requiring hospitalization. Is it different in the elderly?

@article{Marrie1985CommunityacquiredPR,
  title={Community-acquired pneumonia requiring hospitalization. Is it different in the elderly?},
  author={Tom Marrie and E. V. Haldane and Robert Faulkner and H Durant and C C Kwan},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1985},
  volume={33 10},
  pages={671-80}
}
The authors studied 138 patients, 57 of whom were younger than 65 years of age and 81 who were 65 years of age and older, with community-acquired pneumonia to determine whether or not such pneumonia is different in the elderly and to define how such patients are investigated and treated. Pneumonia in the elderly was characterized by a higher mortality, 30 v 10%; more likely to be of unknown etiology, 54 v 30%; and more likely to show radiographic progression after the patient had been admitted… CONTINUE READING