Epidemic viral pneumonia and other emerging pathogens

Kathryn A. Radigan*, Richard G. Wunderink

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Viruses cause a high percentage of community-acquired pneumonias. The advent of polymerase chain reaction and other molecular techniques has been associated with the detection of a higher prevalence of common respiratory viruses than previously suspected. Better diagnostics have shown new viral pathogens regularly in epidemics, immunocompromised patients, and occasionally children. Despite better diagnostics, treatment for all but influenza is still very limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-467
Number of pages17
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • Epidemic
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Epidemic viral pneumonia and other emerging pathogens'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this