Review of Non-Bacterial Infections in Respiratory Medicine: Viral Pneumonia.

@article{Galvn2015ReviewON,
  title={Review of Non-Bacterial Infections in Respiratory Medicine: Viral Pneumonia.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Galv{\'a}n and Olga Rajas and Javier Aspa},
  journal={Archivos de bronconeumologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={590-7}
}
Although bacteria are the main pathogens involved in community-acquired pneumonia, a significant number of community-acquired pneumonia are caused by viruses, either directly or as part of a co-infection. The clinical picture of these different pneumonias can be very similar, but viral infection is more common in the pediatric and geriatric populations, leukocytes are not generally elevated, fever is variable, and upper respiratory tract symptoms often occur; procalcitonin levels are not… CONTINUE READING