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

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Kartika Shetty, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Clinical findings in ventilated patients with fever and/or leukocytosis may have alternative causes, including antibiotic-associated diarrhea, central line–associated infection, sinusitis, urinary tract infection, pancreatitis, and drug fever.  Noninfectious inflammation may produce fever.


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