Pneumonia part 1: Pathology, presentation and prevention.
Pneumonia is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and can affect all age groups although it is the very young and the very old who are most at risk. Pneumonia can be caused by many different organisms and can present as a primary condition or as a complication of other diseases or acute health problems. This article will give an overview of the disease, its symptoms and treatment and will focus primarily on community-acquired pneumonia. Two further articles will look at specific causative organisms, i.e. Streptococcus Pneumoniae and influenza, as well as the preventive strategies for these.
SourceBritish journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing) 21:2 pg 103-6
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't