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Patients With COPD at Heightened Risk for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Key clinical point: Incidence of community-acquired pneumonia was 18 times higher among patients with COPD than among those without COPD.

Major finding: The annual incidence of hospitalized CAP was 9,369 cases per 100,000 COPD patients in Louisville, compared with 509 cases per 100,000 in non-COPD patients.

Study details: A prospective cohort population-based study of 18,246 Louisville, Ky., patients with COPD, with 3,419 documented pneumonia hospitalizations over 2 years.

Disclosures: The work was supported by the University of Louisville, Kentucky, with partial support from Pfizer. The authors reported having no conflicts.

Citation:

Bordon JM et al. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Jun 26. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2019.06.025.