Etiology of Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)

December 11, 2009

This clinical trial aims to provide information, such as risk factors and etiology, about CAP.

In addition to risk factors and etiology, this activity also discusses Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influencae in relation to CAP.

Etiology of Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)Study Type: Observational

Age/Gender Requirement: 18 years + (male/female)

Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh

Purpose: To “provide current information, etiology and outcome of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), risk factors for for CAP in isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influencae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, chlamydia pneumoniae and Legionella. Risk factors, including patient demographics, comorbid illnesses, setting of presentation, causative organisms, antibiotic history, and resistance profiles will be assessed and outcome will be recorded.”