Pneumococcal pneumonia a risk factor for blood clots

Patients hospitalised with pneumococcal pneumonia are at an almost two-fold increased risk of  blood clots and should receive prophylaxis treatment, experts from New Zealand say. Writing in an editorial in Respirology Lutz Becker from the University of Otago and Anthony Raman from Canterbury District Health Board in Christchurch note that guidelines from the American College of ...

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