Community-acquired pneumonia in Malawian adults: Aetiology and predictors of mortality.

SJ Aston
Background Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the commonest causes of adult hospitalisation in sub-Saharan Africa, but recent data describing its epidemiology, microbial aetiology and outcome are limited. Focusing particularly on Malawi, the overall aim of this thesis was to describe the aetiology and outcome of CAP in sub-Saharan African to determine the key predictors of mortality. Methods Firstly, a systematic review of studies of CAP in adults in sub-Saharan Africa was performed to describe...
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