Hospital-acquired pneumonia

Nosocomial pneumonia; Ventilator-associated pneumonia; Health-care associated pneumonia; HCAP

Hospital-acquired pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that occurs during a hospital stay. This type of pneumonia can be very severe. Sometimes it can be fatal.

Hospital-acquired pneumonia

Pneumonia acquired in the hospital is a very serious infection because the patient's defense mechanisms are often impaired by illness, and the infecting organisms are more dangerous than the ones generally encountered in the community.

Respiratory system

Air is breathed in through the nasal passageways, travels through the trachea and bronchi to the lungs.

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Treatment

Outlook (Prognosis)

Prevention