Resolution of Pneumonia: New Information on Mechanisms of Recurrence

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Abstract from Literature

Synopsis: Patients with pneumonia are likely to have recurrences. Corticosteroid use, hypoalbuminemia, and gram-negative airway colonization are the most significant risk factors.

Source: Hedlund J, et al. Factors of importance for the long term prognosis after hospital treated pneumonia. Thorax 1993;48:785–9.

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