Prospective Study of Community-Acquired Pneumonia of Bacterial Etiology in Adults

  title={Prospective Study of Community-Acquired Pneumonia of Bacterial Etiology in Adults},
  author={Nieves Sopena and Miquel Sabri{\`a} and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Pedro-Botet and Jose Mar{\'i}a Manterola and Lurdes Matas and Jose Sotero-Delgado Dominguez and Josep M M{\`o}dol and Pere Tudela and V Ausina and M{\`a}rius Foz},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
 The aim of this study was to prospectively analyze the bacterial etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in adults in Spain. From May 1994 to February 1996, 392 episodes of CAP diagnosed in the emergency department of a 600-bed university hospital were studied. An etiological diagnosis based on noninvasive microbiological investigations was achieved in 228 cases (58%); 173 of these diagnoses were definitive and 55 probable. Streptococcus pneumoniae, which caused 23.9% of the episodes, was the… CONTINUE READING


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