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Clinical aspects of acute pneumonia in Bihor county

BMC Infectious Diseases201414 (Suppl 7) :P18

https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-14-S7-P18

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Keywords

  • Infectious Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Health Problem
  • Rural Area
  • Public Health Problem

Background

In developing countries, acute pneumonia is a very important public health problem.

Methods

Our goal was to study all the 420 patients with acute pneumonia who were admitted to the Infectious Clinic in Oradea between 01.01.2013-31.12.2013. The diagnosis was performed based on clinical, biological and radiological criteria.

Results

Most of the patients came from rural area (60%). 55% of them were female and 45% were male. We had 3 groups of acute pneumonia: lobar pneumonia (39%), interstitial pneumonia (47%) and bronchopneumonia (14%). More than half of the patients had bacterial pneumonia (70%). From these, 68% had unknown etiology. The most affected ranges were the age group 51-55 and 61-65. Most cases of acute pneumonia were diagnosed in autumn. Associated pathology was observed in old patients (47%)

Conclusion

The most exposed category of age was represented by adults between 51 and 55 years and 61 and 65 years old.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea, Romania

Copyright

© Csep; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.

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