Which conditions may be included in the differential diagnosis for nosocomial pneumonia?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Burke A Cunha, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Any disorder that results in leukocytosis with variable degrees of left shift may be included in the differential diagnoses. Noninfectious inflammation may produce fever.

Consider all of these differential diagnoses carefully before settling on a diagnosis and embarking on a course of antimicrobial therapy.


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