Epidemiological Study on Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAPNETZ)
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Long-term objectives of the basic research part are improvement of CAP-management with respect to therapy, diagnosis and prevention to contribute to a better care of patients with pneumonia.
Condition or disease
Community Acquired Pneumonia
Other: Cohort Study
Long-term objectives of the basic research part are improvement of CAP-management with respect to therapy, diagnosis and prevention to contribute to a better care of patients with pneumonia. The aim of the study CAPNETZ is to improve diagnosis, treatment and patient care.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
patients with pneumonia
age ≥ 18
infiltrate on chest X-ray
further Inclusion criteria: cough or production of purulent sputum or pathologic lung auscultation (crackles) or fever
hospital inpatient treatment within the last 28 days