Volume 1, Issue 1 (10-2014)                   J Prevent Med 2014, 1(1): 51-57 | Back to browse issues page

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Introduction: Pneumonia is an infection in the gas exchange units of the lung. This disease is one of the most common causes of admission in the hospital. Regarding the pneumonia, we aimed to evaluate the mean age, sex and incidence of some important clinical manifestation and the duration of the admission in the hospital. Methodology: In this cross sectional cases were selected from patients referring to Imam Khomeini hospital in Ahvaz during 2004-2007 with the diagnosis of the Community Acquired Pneumonia. During this study 365 patients were evaluated. Patients› data such as age, sex, and clinical manifestation were collected using a questionnaire and analyzed by statistical software. Results: Mean age of the 365 patients was 60.6 years. Out of them %47.4 were <65 years old and %52.6 were > 65 years old. %51.2 were male and %48.8 were female. Most common manifestations were cough (%87.9), dyspnea (%81.4), sputum (%72.9) and fever (%55.6) respectively, and hemoptysis with %24.1 was the least common manifestation. Conclusion: This study showed high prevalence of community acquired pneumonia in the studied population. It also showed that age and sex are effective factors in the presentation of the clinical manifestations of this disease.
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/07/31 | Accepted: 2014/09/24 | Published: 2015/02/10

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