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1

revise pneumonia and curb65

2

pneumonia - "typical features" almost always strep pneumoniae

3

blood cultures are more likely to be positive in people with severe disease

and people with severe disease tend to be immunosuppressed, hyposplenic etc.

4

strep pneumoniae in older people

mycoplasma pneumoniae (walking) and h influenzae in younger people

5

remember that h influenzae is a gram negative coccobacillus

6

ask about birds in pneumonia histories

7

mycoplasma pneumoniae is the only non-virus tested for using pcr

8

remember legionella is tested for using a urine sample