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48 Hours is the buzzword the define the type of pneumonia as follows:

  • Any pneumonia developed after 48 hours of admission is Hospital Acquired (also called nosocomial).
  • Any pneumonia developed in a patient who has been discharged from the hospital for more than 48 hours is Community Acquired.
  • Any pneumonia developed after 48 hours of endotracheal intubation is Ventilator associated pneumonia.
 
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