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Community-Acquired Pneumonia CAP Diagnosis

Purpose:

To evaluate an immunocompetent adult with community-acquired pneumonia using the algorithm of Cunha.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J17, J18

Description:

Cunha presented a diagnostic algorithm for evaluating a patient with community-acquired pneumonia. It uses some simple questions to help identify the probable etiologic agent(s). The author is from Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York.

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