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Is hospital-acquired pneumonia different in transplant recipients?

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Summary of "Is hospital-acquired pneumonia different in transplant recipients?"

Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are serious complications in transplant patients.

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Name: Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
ISSN: 1469-0691
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