Aspiration Pneumonia

John G. Bartlett

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Aspiration is defined as abnormal entry of fluid or particulate matter into the lower airways. Aspiration pneumonia refers to the pulmonary sequelae of aspiration. Aspiration is common, but aspiration pneumonia is relatively infrequent and usually occurs in patients who have the complication as a result of aspirating large amounts or an aspirate containing toxic materials or particulate matter that is not easily cleared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNetter's Infectious Disease
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781437701265
ISBN (Print)9781437701265
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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