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Pneumonia in the normal host 

Pneumonia in the normal host

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Pneumonia in the normal host
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John G. Bartlett

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.180402
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date: 27 May 2017

Pneumonia is an acute or chronic infection involving the pulmonary parenchyma and is the most important infectious disease in terms of morbidity and mortality, which is 14% for patients who are hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.

Aetiology—most cases are caused by microbial pathogens, the commonest being ...

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