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Editor(s)-in-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. ; Philip Marcus, M.D., M.P.H.; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Alejandro Lemor, M.D. [1]


Hospital-acquired pneumonia must be differentiated from other conditions that cause fever, cough, chest pain, tachycardia, and leukocytosis in hospitalized patients, such as atelectasis, congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism, aspiration pneumonitis, among others. [1][2]

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  1. Koenig SM, Truwit JD (2006). "Ventilator-associated pneumonia: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention". Clin Microbiol Rev. 19 (4): 637–57. doi:10.1128/CMR.00051-05. PMC 1592694. PMID 17041138.
  2. "Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Hospital-acquired, Ventilator-associated, and Healthcare-associated Pneumonia". American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 171 (4): 388–416. 2005. doi:10.1164/rccm.200405-644ST. ISSN 1073-449X.

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