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Viral infection is not uncommon in adult patients with severe hospital-acquired pneumonia.

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  • 1 Department of Infectious diseases, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 2 Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 3 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 4 Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 5 Department of Infectious diseases, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Asan Institute for Life Sciences, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS ONE
1932-6203
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Volume
9
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095865
PMID: 24752070
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Viral pathogens are not uncommon in adult patients with severe HAP who required ICU admission. Since viral pathogens may cause severe HAP and could be a potential source of viral transmission, further investigation is required to delineate the role of viral pathogens in severe HAP.

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