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Clinical Observations of Acute Friedländer Pneumonia

Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(4):642-653. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-58-4-642
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In recent years acute Gram-negative bacterial infections of the lung, among them Friedländer pneumonia, have received renewed attention. The incidence and severity of these infections appear to be increasing, probably in relation to the development of drug-resistant organisms (1-4). Morbidity and mortality from acute Friedländer pneumonia vary according to different authors, but it is generally accepted that early diagnosis and adequate therapy greatly reduce the number and the severity of the complications (5-16).

At the onset the diagnosis of acute Friedländer pneumonia may be quite difficult. The "classical" history, temperature curve, appearance of sputum, leukocyte response, and radiologic findings have




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