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Nosocomial pneumonia 

Nosocomial pneumonia

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Nosocomial pneumonia
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John G. Bartlett

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.180403
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date: 25 July 2017

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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