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Revised Criteria of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) for Severe Pneumonia (CURB Score)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) published a guideline for identifying a patient with severe community acquired pneumonia. This included the previously listed criteria (see above) with several additional factors. Identification of a patient as being high risk for severe pneumonia can allow for early initiation of more aggressive antibiotic therapy.

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