Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : CURB Age

A study of clinical profile of community acquired pneumonia at a tertiary care hospital

Dr. Sireeshkumar CH; Dr. Vilas Honnakatti; Dr. Pratap Budhya

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 1453-1458

Causes of CAP include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. After achieving a correctdiagnosis,thesecondstepistodefineifthepatientwill receive outpatient treatment or hospitalization. Ours was a clinical, prospective, observational and open study. The study subjects were community acquired Pneumonia patients admitted with signs and symptoms suggestive of Pneumonia. After obtaining a detailed history, complete general physical examination and clinical examination the patients were subjected to relevant investigations. The complete data was collected in specially designed case recording form and transferred into a Master chart which is then subjected to statistical analysis.We studied 100 cases of Pneumonia, out of which 5 patients presented with Confusion, 69 patients presented with raised Blood Urea Nitrogen,11 patients with raised Respiratory rate, and 9 patients with Hypotension. CURB AGE score of 0 was observed in 26 patients, score 1 in 22 patients, score 2 in 24 patients, score 3 in 20 patients, score 4 in 2 patients, score 5 in 4 patients and score 6 in 2 patients. Prognosis was good in patients aged less than 50 years and those without any comorbidity. Fever was the most common symptom of presentation.