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Hospital-acquired pneumonia 

Hospital-acquired pneumonia
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Hospital-acquired pneumonia
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John Simpson

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10.1093/med/9780199588084.003.0003
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date: 19 November 2019

Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is the most commonly fatal nosocomial infection

The diagnosis of HAP is difficult on clinical grounds but should be suspected when a patient develops infiltrates on a chest x-ray 2 days or more into hospital stay along with leukocytosis, pyrexia, or purulent respiratory secretions...

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