How Does Smoking Affect Pneumonia?

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Risk factors for pneumonia often depend on the specific type of disease.

Risk Factors for Institutional- and Hospital-Acquired (Nosocomial) Pneumonia

Pneumonia that is contracted in the hospital is called hospital-acquired or nosocomial pneumonia. It affects an estimated 5 - 10 of every 1,000 hospitalized patients every year. More than half of these cases may be due to strains of bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotics. In fact, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...

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