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Nosocomial pneumonia

John G. Bartlett

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.180403

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Nosocomial pneumonia

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Nosocomial pneumonia is generally defined as a new pulmonary infiltrate on chest radiography, combined with evidence of infection expressed as fever, purulent respiratory secretions and/or leucocytosis, with onset at least 72 h after admission. It is the most frequent lethal nosocomial infection (overall mortality 8 to 20%)....

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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