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[Staphylococcal pneumonia : a review of 18 cases at Tygerberg Hospital].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6495111     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective study of 18 cases of staphylococcal pneumonia is described. The majority of patients were young males without any predisposing factors. A vasculitic rash, three-organ failure and diffuse intravascular coagulation were poor prognostic factors. The value of steroids was doubtful but plasmapheresis probably played a part in the survival of 3 patients with fulminating staphylococcal pneumonia. The case fatality rate for the whole group was 38%. Primary staphylococcal pneumonia probably had a better prognosis but left more residual lung damage than the secondary form of the disease.
J S Roos
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1984 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-05     Completed Date:  1984-12-05     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  afr     Pagination:  685-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Stafilokokpneumonie. 'n Oorsig van 18 gevalle by Tygerberg-hospitaal.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Pneumonia, Staphylococcal* / drug therapy,  epidemiology,  mortality
Retrospective Studies
South Africa
Staphylococcus aureus

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