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Risk Factors of Seppa et al for Identifying a Severe Community Acquired Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in an Elderly Patient

Purpose:

To identify an elderly patient with a severe community acquired lower respiratory tract infection using the risk factors of Seppa et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

J15, J18

Description:

Seppa et al identified risk factors for identifying community acquired severe lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in elderly patients. This can help identify patients who may require more aggressive therapy. The authors are from Oulu University Hospital in Finland.

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