How is community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) transmitted?

Updated: Oct 31, 2019
  • Author: Stephanie L Baer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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CAP is usually acquired via inhalation or aspiration of a pathogenic organism.

Aspiration pneumonia is commonly caused by multiple pathogens (eg, aerobic/anaerobic oral organisms).


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