Current status of treatment of pneumonia.

L. D. Sabath

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Proper treatment of pneumonia is dependent upon a correct diagnosis. Pneumonia may be due to infectious agents, allergic phenomena, or chemical causes. Treatment regimens are outlined for the various types of pneumonia--pneumococcal, staphylococcal, fungal, and pneumonia due to gram-negative and anaerobic gram-negative bacilli, to Blastomyces dermatitidis, and to the parasite Pneumocystis carinii. In discussing current concepts of treatment, several well-known methods are emphasized, as well as newer developments, knowledge of which is essential for optimal treatment of pneumonia.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1507-1511
Number of pages5
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1975


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  • Staphylococcus aureus/ip [Isolation & Purification]
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae/ip [Isolation & Purification]

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