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pneumococcal community-acquired pneumonia in 148 hospitalized adult patients.in a previous prospective study, streptococcus pneumoniae was identified as the causative agent in 148 (42.8%) of 346 adult patients hospitalized over the course of one year with community-acquired pneumonia (cap) in the soroka medical center, beer-sheva, israel. the present study characterizes those cases in which streptococcus pneumoniae was the only pathogen and those in which additional etiological agents were identified. pneumococcal cap was diagnosed by standard blood cultures or positive ...19979495665
seroprevalence of igg antibodies to the chlamydia-like microorganism 'simkania z' by elisa.the newly described microorganism 'simkania z', related to the chlamydiae, has been shown to be associated with bronchiolitis in infants and community acquired pneumonia in adults. the prevalence of infection in the general population is unknown. a simple elisa assay for the detection of serum igg antibodies to 'simkania z' was used to determine the prevalence of such antibodies in several population samples in southern israel (the negev). the groups tested included 94 medical and nursing studen ...199910098794
etiology of respiratory tract infection in adults in a general practice setting.a prospective study was conducted over a 3-month winter period in three general practice clinics in an urban population in southern israel to identify the etiological agents of respiratory tract infections (rti) in adults. rti was defined as an acute febrile illness with cough, coryza, sore throat or hoarseness. serum samples were taken from all patients in both the acute and convalescent phases of their illness. tests were conducted for detection of 17 microorganisms known to cause rti, includi ...19989865980
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