[Community-acquired pneumonia caused by biological pathogens].Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2012 Nov; 33(197):248-51.PM
Community-acquired pneumonia is still serious disease with morbidity estimated at 5-12 per thousand adult population. The proper management of patients with pneumonia is crucial for effectiveness of therapy and decrease of mortality. There are few classifications of pneumonia severity. In clinical practice the most useful is division on community and hospital acquired pneumonia. This paper concerns recommendations and crucial information for diagnosis and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia based upon publications and own clinical experience.