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Ventilator-associated Pneumonia After Elective Cardiac Surgery Caused by Pneumocystis Jirovecii

Tobar, E; Silva, F; Zamorano, A; Cifuentes, M; Miller, RF; Vargas, SL; (2014) Ventilator-associated Pneumonia After Elective Cardiac Surgery Caused by Pneumocystis Jirovecii. Grand Rounds , 14 pp. 24-28. 10.1102/1470-5206.2014.0004. Green open access

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Abstract

Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a severe complication among patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Although hospital-acquired bacterial pathogens, often multidrug resistant, are the most frequent cause, non-bacterial atypical and opportunistic agents traditionally associated with immunocompromise are increasingly recognized. We describe ventilator-associated pneumonia due to Pneumocystis jirovecii in the absence of traditional risk factors for Pneumocystis pneumonia in a patient after cardiac surgery.

Type: Article
Title: Ventilator-associated Pneumonia After Elective Cardiac Surgery Caused by Pneumocystis Jirovecii
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1102/1470-5206.2014.0004
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1102/1470-5206.2014.0004
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2014 e-MED Ltd.
Keywords: Ventilator-associated pneumonia; Pneumocystis jirovecii; cardiac surgery; intensive care
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health > Infection and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1532921
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