Aspiration Pneumonia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

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.
Pages153-156
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781437701265
ISBN (Print)9781437701265
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Bartlett, J. G. (2012). Aspiration Pneumonia. In Netter's Infectious Disease (pp. 153-156). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-4377-0126-5.00029-X