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Pneumonia in people age 85+

In the U.S., 1 in every 20 individuals age 85 and older will have a new episode of community-acquired pneumonia each year.

Jackson, Michael L., Kathleen M. Neuzil, William W. Thompson, David K. Shay, Onchee Yu, et al. Jackson, Michael L., Kathleen M. Neuzil, William W. Thompson, David K. Shay, Onchee Yu, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2004; 39(11): 1642-50. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/11/1642.long

Reference

Title
Jackson, Michael L., Kathleen M. Neuzil, William W. Thompson, David K. Shay, Onchee Yu, et al.
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Jackson, Michael L., Kathleen M. Neuzil, William W. Thompson, David K. Shay, Onchee Yu, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 39, Issue 11
Pages
1642-50
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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