Long-term survival following pneumococcal pneumonia

Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Apr;56(8):1145-6. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis1207. Epub 2013 Jan 8.


We studied the long-term survival of patients who recovered from pneumococcal pneumonia. Mortality was increased for up to 10 years after documented pneumococcal pneumonia and was greater in proportion to the PORT score at admission and among persons who had bacteremic disease.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimate
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumonia, Pneumococcal / mortality*
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Survivors