oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - The atypical pneumonias : the South African context : review
|Article Title||The atypical pneumonias : the South African context : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||34 - 38|
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common clinical presentation in general practice. The prevalence and burden of disease caused by the atypical bacteria (Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila) 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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