Why do some patients get severe pneumonia?

Grant W. Waterer, Richard G Wunderink

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Most patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) will ask their physician at some point how and why they acquired it. When the pneumonia is severe or fatal, physicians are often left wondering “why” as well, particularly when the patient is young or has no obvious underlying chronic medical conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSevere Pneumonia
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780849361197
ISBN (Print)9780824726270
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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