Letters Community acquired pneumonia

What about viral community acquired pneumonias?

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a598 (Published 01 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a598
  1. G Y Shin, locum consultant virologist
  1. 1Infection and Immunity, 5/F North Wing, St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH
  1. gyshin{at}doctors.org.uk

    Although Durrington and Summers mention that viruses are a cause of community acquired pneumonia (CAP), they seem to have disregarded respiratory viruses in their review.1 I was intrigued by the absence of “respiratory viruses” as a cause of CAP in intensive care.

    A quick PubMed review of the literature (limited to …

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