oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - The atypical pneumonias : the South African context : review

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1015-8782
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1084



Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common clinical presentation in general practice. The prevalence and burden of disease caused by the atypical bacteria ( and ) are not well defined in South Africa. Each of the atypical bacteria is discussed individually with regard to clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. A unified approach to CAP and its management is discussed.

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