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Title: Profile of community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia cases admitted to Basra General Hospital, Iraq
Authors: Al Ghizawi, G.J.
Al Sulami, A.A.
Al Taher, S.S.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: Over an 18- month period 485 throat swabs and sputum samples were taken from patients admitted to Basra General Hospital, Iraq, with a clinical diagnosis of pneumonia. Most patients [94.0%] had community- acquired pneumonia; 29 [6.0%] had hospital- acquired pneumonia. Patients aged </= 15 years and males had the highest incidence of pneumonia. Cases were analysed by type of pneumonia: bronchial [76.3%] versus lobar [23.7%], and primary [81.0%] versus secondary [19.0%]. The most common pathogen was Streptococcus pneumoniae [43.9%] followed by Mycoplasma pneumoniae [19.4%]; a low percentage were Proteus spp. [1.2%]. Twenty patients were infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Description: 230-242
Keywords: Pneumonia
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Culture Media
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Subject: Pneumonia
ISSN: 1020-3397
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