Epidemic viral pneumonia and other emerging pathogens

Kathryn A. Radigan*, Richard G. Wunderink

*Corresponding author for this work

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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • Epidemic
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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