[Community-acquired pneumonia--pathogens and assessment]

Dusch, H; Täuber, MG (2001). [Community-acquired pneumonia--pathogens and assessment]. Therapeutische Umschau, 58(10), pp. 575-81. Bern: Huber

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Pneumonia is one of the most important infectious diseases, both in terms of incidence as well as potential severity. Streptococcus pneumoniae remains the most prevalent etiologic agent, accounting for about two-thirds of bacteremic cases. Diagnostic procedures include chest radiography, blood culture, Gram staining and culture of expectorated sputum, urine antigen assays for Legionella pneumophila and pneumococci, and asservation of an initial serum sample for comparative serologic investigations. Molecular biology techniques continue to gain importance for the diagnosis of Chlamydia pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionellae and viral respiratory infections, however, their availability at present is mainly restricted to research and reference laboratories.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Täuber, Martin G.

ISSN:

0040-5930

ISBN:

11695086

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:00

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:17

PubMed ID:

11695086

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/25738 (FactScience: 60844)

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