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Acute pneumonia in adults: a retrospective clinical study on the response to penicillin in Malawi

RAMJ Damoiseaux

Abstract


A retrospective study was carried out between]anuary 1990 to December 1992. One hundred and sixty patients were admitted with acute pneumonia to Trinity Hospital, a mission hospital in the South of Malawi, and the response to penicillin was evaluated. 31 % of the patients did not respond to penicillin and needed a broad spectrum antibiotic to be cured.




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