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An infection contracted outside of a health care setting or an infection present on admission. Community-acquired infections are often distinguished from nosocomial infection, or hospital-acquired, diseases by the types of organisms that affect patients who are recovering from a disease or injury. Community-acquired respiratory infections commonly involve strains of Haemophilus influenzae or Streptococcus pneumoniae and are usually more antibiotic sensitive.

community_acquired_infection.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/09 12:05 by administrador