Incidence and etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly in a prospective population-based study.

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BACKGROUND We conducted a prospective population-based epidemiological study to prepare a setting for documentation of the efficacy of novel vaccines against pneumococcal (Pnc) community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the elderly. Specific objectives were to demonstrate setting feasibility, to construct a case definition for Pnc CAP, and to estimate its… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/00365548.2013.876509

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