Pneumonia generally refers to a lung infection caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Worldwide, the incidence rate of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is estimated to be 1.5-14 cases per 1000 person-years. In 2018, around 1.5 million emergency department visits in the United States were attributed to pneumonia. The illness tied to SARS-CoV-2 was originally called novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia before being renamed COVID-19.
From bacterial causes to COVID, do you know practice essentials for pneumonia, including key aspects of presentation and the latest guidelines? Refresh and test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: Pneumonia Practice Essentials - Medscape - Nov 03, 2021.