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Microbial etiologies in community acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Abstract

The objective of the study was determination of bacterial etiologic factors, including antibiotic atypical pathogens, of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults and of sensitivity of isolated strains. The examined group comprised 50 patients with clinical and x-ray image of pneumonia. Patients' expectoration sputum was analyzed. Amongst all isolated bacteria, the most frequent were Staphylococcus aureus - 17.9%, Haemophilus parainfluenzae - 12.5% and H. influenzae - 8.9%. Identification of Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum in 8.9% of CAP cases drew our particular attention. Staphylococcus aureus was the least antibiotic sensitive microorganism. In the majority of patients (26: 52%), serologic markers of chlamydial infection were determined. Pneumonia often results from mixed typical and atypical flora infection. High percentage of atypical pathogens in the examined material suggests the necessity to administer intracellularly acting antibiotics.

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Pulmonary Department, Medical University of Lublin.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15315033

Citation

Szmygin-Milanowska, Katarzyna, et al. "Microbial Etiologies in Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)." Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska. Sectio D: Medicina, vol. 58, no. 1, 2003, pp. 466-74.
Szmygin-Milanowska K, Kieszko R, Chudnicka A, et al. Microbial etiologies in community acquired pneumonia (CAP). Ann Univ Mariae Curie Sklodowska Med. 2003;58(1):466-74.
Szmygin-Milanowska, K., Kieszko, R., Chudnicka, A., & Milanowski, J. (2003). Microbial etiologies in community acquired pneumonia (CAP). Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska. Sectio D: Medicina, 58(1), 466-74.
Szmygin-Milanowska K, et al. Microbial Etiologies in Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). Ann Univ Mariae Curie Sklodowska Med. 2003;58(1):466-74. PubMed PMID: 15315033.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Microbial etiologies in community acquired pneumonia (CAP). AU - Szmygin-Milanowska,Katarzyna, AU - Kieszko,Robert, AU - Chudnicka,Alina, AU - Milanowski,Janusz, PY - 2004/8/19/pubmed PY - 2004/11/13/medline PY - 2004/8/19/entrez SP - 466 EP - 74 JF - Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska. Sectio D: Medicina JO - Ann Univ Mariae Curie Sklodowska Med VL - 58 IS - 1 N2 - The objective of the study was determination of bacterial etiologic factors, including antibiotic atypical pathogens, of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults and of sensitivity of isolated strains. The examined group comprised 50 patients with clinical and x-ray image of pneumonia. Patients' expectoration sputum was analyzed. Amongst all isolated bacteria, the most frequent were Staphylococcus aureus - 17.9%, Haemophilus parainfluenzae - 12.5% and H. influenzae - 8.9%. Identification of Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum in 8.9% of CAP cases drew our particular attention. Staphylococcus aureus was the least antibiotic sensitive microorganism. In the majority of patients (26: 52%), serologic markers of chlamydial infection were determined. Pneumonia often results from mixed typical and atypical flora infection. High percentage of atypical pathogens in the examined material suggests the necessity to administer intracellularly acting antibiotics. SN - 0066-2240 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15315033/Microbial_etiologies_in_community_acquired_pneumonia__CAP__ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -