ETIOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS OF COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA IN THE ELDERLY

Номер журнала: 
6
Год издания: 
2014

A. Martynova1, 2
1Pacific State Medical University
2School of Natural Sciences, Far Eastern Federal University

Community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly is one of the important problems of modern medicine since its clinical features are interwoven with microbiological diagnostic difficulties. The absence of identification of an etiologically relevant pathogen cannot substantiate rational antimicrobial chemotherapy.
Keywords: 
community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly; Streptococcus pneumonia; pneumococcal infections.