Tuesday Sep 26, 2023

Community acquired pneumonia

In 2019, lower respiratory tract infections affected 489 million people worldwide, and were the cause for approximately 2.5 million deaths. Children less than 5 and adults older than 70 were the populations most affected by pneumonia. Mortality was highest in patients aged over 70.

So what if anything can we do to ensure that pneumonia is diagnosed and managed correctly?

To answer this and other important questions, please do have a listen to this podcast interview with Dr Catia Cillóniz, Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona.

For more on community acquired pneumonia, visit BMJ Best Practice.

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