What Is Pulmonary Aspiration?

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Alternative Names

Anaerobic pneumonia; Aspiration of vomitus; Necrotizing pneumonia; Aspiration pneumonitis


Prevention
  • Avoid behaviors that may lead to aspiration, such as excessive alcohol use
  • Become aware of the risk of aspiration

References

Donowitz GR. Acute pneumonia. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 64.

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