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#5C #Drummelsmith #Pneumonias #Respiratory
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP)
• Over 3 million cases per year in the USA
• 1.1 million hospitalized, over 50 000 deaths
• Median age: 55-68 years old
• Risk factors include: COPD (smoking-related), disorders that impair airway clearance, heart failure, dementia, seizures, stroke, alcoholism, kidney failure, diabetes, immunodeficiency
• Viral URI – peaks in winter
• 7 th most common cause of death
• Predictors of mortality: Age > 65, chronic lung disease, low blood pressure, RR > 30/min
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