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5 to 10 million Americans get pneumonia each year

Between 5 and 10 million Americans get pneumonia each year.

Niederman, Michael S., Lionel A. Mandell, Antonio Anzueto, John B. Bass, William A. Broughton, et al. Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2001; 163(7): 1730-54. http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1164/ajrccm.163.7.at1010#.UnKs0EbD_IU

Reference

Title
Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Publication
Am J Respir Crit Care Med
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Niederman, Michael S., Lionel A. Mandell, Antonio Anzueto, John B. Bass, William A. Broughton, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 163, Issue 7
Pages
1730-54
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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