Aspiration Pneumonia

  title={Aspiration Pneumonia},
  author={Lionel A. Mandell and Michael S. Niederman},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
A spiration pneumonia is best considered not as a distinct entity but as part of a continuum that also includes communityand hospitalacquired pneumonias. It is estimated that aspiration pneumonia accounts for 5 to 15% of cases of community-acquired pneumonia, but figures for hospitalacquired pneumonia are unavailable.1 Robust diagnostic criteria for aspiration pneumonia are lacking, and as a result, studies of this disorder include heterogeneous patient populations. Aspiration of small amounts… 

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