Nursing home-acquired pneumonia

Kent B. Crossley, Joseph R. Thurn

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Abstract

Pulmonary infection acquired in nursing homes has not been extensively studied. Those data that have been published about the frequency and nature of nursing home-associated pneumonias are reviewed here. It remains unclear whether or not these institutionally-acquired pneumonias differ significantly from those that would occur in an age-matched control group with community-acquired infection. Viral pneumonias are recognized as significant causes of morbidity in the elderly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-72
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Respiratory Infections
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1989

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