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Flowchart. A detailed chart review was done for 1,169 episodes of pneumococcal isolation from the blood and/or lower respiratory tract in patients 15 years or older. Patients were excluded if they did not comply with our predefined study criteria. Thus the final study cohort consisted of 705 hospitalized patients with pneumococcal LRTI. LRT, lower respiratory tract; LRTI, lower respiratory tract infection; CRP, C-reactive protein.

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Skovgaard et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:197   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-197