Academics & Research

Newsroom

"pneumonia" News

    Largest study of its kind documents causes of childhood community-acquired pneumonia
    Research, Clinical
    Feb 25, 2015

    Largest study of its kind documents causes of childhood community-acquired pneumonia

    pneumonia, rsv

    To investigate the specific causes and prevalence of childhood CAP, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC) study in collaboration with institutions including University of Utah Health Sciences. They report that among children diagnosed with pneumonia, viral infections were much more common than bacterial infections (73 vs. 15 percent), and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was the most commonly detected pathogen. The results, which could inform improved strategies for prevention and treatment, were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.... Read More

    Pediatrics