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Diagnostic microbiologique de la pneumonie

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Jaton, K
Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2014, vol. 10, no. 450, p. 2126-9
Abstract Pneumonia is an importance cause of mortality and morbidity in adults. Two types of pneumonia are defined: community-acquired and nosocomial pneumonia with their corresponding etiology such as pneumococci or Haemophilus influenzae and Pseudomonas or enterobacteriaceae, respectively. However, the reality is more complex with aspiration pneumonia, pneumonia in immunocompromised patient, and pneumonia in ventilated patients. Culture in the case of nosocomial pneumonia is especially important to obtain the antibiotic susceptibility of the infectious agent and to adjust therapy. Moreover for immunocompromised patients, the differential diagnosis is much wider looking for viruses, filamentous fungi and Pneumocystis can be very informative, using new molecular assays.
Keywords AdultAnti-Infective Agents/pharmacologyCommunity-Acquired Infections/diagnosis/microbiologyCross Infection/diagnosis/microbiologyDiagnosis, DifferentialDrug Resistance, MicrobialHumansImmunocompromised HostPneumonia/diagnosis/microbiology
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PMID: 25549372
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JATON, K, SCHRENZEL, Jacques, GREUB, Gilbert Daniel. Diagnostic microbiologique de la pneumonie. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2014, vol. 10, n° 450, p. 2126-9. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:74162

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