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Title: Prospective study of the aetiology of adult community acquired bacterial pneumonia needing hospitalisation in Singapore.
Authors: Hui, K.P. 
Chin, N.K.
Chow, K.
Brownlee, A.
Yeo, T.C.
Kumarasinghe, G.
Chan, T.B. 
Tan, W.C. 
Issue Date: Aug-1993
Citation: Hui, K.P., Chin, N.K., Chow, K., Brownlee, A., Yeo, T.C., Kumarasinghe, G., Chan, T.B., Tan, W.C. (1993-08). Prospective study of the aetiology of adult community acquired bacterial pneumonia needing hospitalisation in Singapore.. Singapore Medical Journal 34 (4) : 329-334. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A prospective survey of 96 consecutive adult patients with community acquired pneumonia requiring hospitalisation was carried out at National University Hospital, Singapore. Causative pathogens were identified in 58% of patients. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was the most common pathogen (21%), followed by Streptococcus pneumoniae (12%), Haemophilus influenzae (5.2%), Mycoplasma pneumoniae (5.2%) and Staphylococcus aureus (4.2%). Gram-negative organisms (apart from Haemophilus influenzae) were found in 10% of pneumonia patients. More than half of the patients had pre-existing illness, the most common was diabetes mellitus (21%).
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131986
ISSN: 00375675
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