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Criteria for Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Severe community acquired pneumonia is an important cause for admission to the intensive care unit in community hospitals. It also has a high mortality rate (up to 50%). Identification of severe pneumonia at presentation allows for more aggressive therapy to reduce morbidity and mortality.

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