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Pneumonia leading cause of death and infection

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Community-acquired pneumonia was the #6 cause of death and the #1 cause of death from infection in the U.S. in 2003.

Mortensen, Eric M., Wishwa M. Kapoor, Chung-Chou H. Chang, and Michael J. Fine. Assessment of Mortality After Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2003; 37(12): 1617-24. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/37/12/1617.full

Reference

Title
Assessment of Mortality After Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Mortensen, Eric M., Wishwa M. Kapoor, Chung-Chou H. Chang, and Michael J. Fine
Volume & Issue
Volume 37, Issue 12
Pages
1617-24
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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