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Prediction Rule for Bacteremia in Patient with Community Acquired Pneumonia

Purpose:

To identify a patient with community-acquired pneumonia who is at increased risk for bacteremia using the prediction rule of Falguera et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

J15, J18

Description:

Falguera et al developed a score for helping to identify a patient with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) who is at risk for developing bacteremia. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the NAC-CALIDAD (Proyecto Integrado de Investigacion de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologie del Aparato Respiratorio sobre Infecciones Respiratorieas de Visas Bajas) Study Group in Spain.

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