Community-Acquired Pneumonia

  • Norbert Suttorp
  • Tobias Welte
  • Reinhard Marre

Part of the Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases book series (BAID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mathias W. R. Pletz, Tobias Welte, Lesley McGee
    Pages 57-72
  3. Hans-Dieter Klenk
    Pages 73-82
  4. Dina M. Bitar, Marina Santic, Yousef Abu Kwaik, Maëlle Molmeret
    Pages 111-138
  5. Sven Hammerschmidt, Simone Bergmann, Gavin K. Paterson, Timothy J. Mitchell
    Pages 139-181
  6. Ken B. Waites, Jerry W. Simecka, Deborah F. Talkington, T. Prescott Atkinson
    Pages 183-199
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-251

About this book


Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a disease associated with high morbidity and mortality, with at least one third of cases requiring hospitalization, exceeding the numbers admitted for myocardial infarction and stroke. Despite a broad armamentarium of antimicrobials available, it remains an important cause of death in industrialized countries. CAP is caused by a variety of pathogens with their order of importance dependent on the location and population studied. Despite the importance of CAP, reliable data and a recommended evidence-based therapy are lacking, and basic research must be improved.

The goal of this volume is to present state-of-the-art knowledge on epidemiology, clinical presentation, immunology, pathology, and diagnosis including the identification of "new pathogens". Therapeutic approaches, antibiotics resistance, disease management and vaccination strategies are also covered. The volume is of interest to researchers and clinicians in virology, epidemiology and biomedicine.


antibiotic antibiotics antimicrobial bacteria bacterial pathogens cell cell biology diagnosis epidemiology immunology infection infections pathogenesis vaccination virology

Authors and affiliations

  • Norbert Suttorp
    • 1
  • Tobias Welte
    • 2
  • Reinhard Marre
    • 3
  1. 1.Dpt. of Internal MedicineCharité - University Medicine BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Medizinische Hochschule HannoverHannoverGermany
  3. 3.Medical Microbiology and HygieneUniversity of UlmUlmGermany

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