Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases

Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Editors: Suttorp, Norbert, Welte, Tobias, Marre, Reinhard (Eds.)

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Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a disease associated with high morbidity and mortality, with at least one third of cases requiring hospitalization, exceeding the numbers admitted for myocardial infarction and stroke. Despite a broad armamentarium of antimicrobials available, it remains an important cause of death in industrialized countries. CAP is caused by a variety of pathogens with their order of importance dependent on the location and population studied. Despite the importance of CAP, reliable data and a recommended evidence-based therapy are lacking, and basic research must be improved.

The goal of this volume is to present state-of-the-art knowledge on epidemiology, clinical presentation, immunology, pathology, and diagnosis including the identification of "new pathogens". Therapeutic approaches, antibiotics resistance, disease management and vaccination strategies are also covered. The volume is of interest to researchers and clinicians in virology, epidemiology and biomedicine.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of community acquired pneumonia - the German perspective

    Pages 1-14

    Welte, Tobias

  • Detection of respiratory bacterial pathogens

    Pages 15-25

    Marre, Reinhard

  • Viral pathogens and epidemiology, detection, therapy and resistance

    Pages 27-56

    Hampl, Walter (et al.)

  • Resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae

    Pages 57-72

    Pletz, Mathias W. R. (et al.)

  • Influenza

    Pages 73-82

    Klenk, Hans-Dieter

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Editors
  • Norbert Suttorp
  • Tobias Welte
  • Reinhard Marre
Series Title
Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-7563-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-7563-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-7562-1
Series ISSN
2504-3811
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 250
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