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i don't understand one thing......E.coli n te nosocomial setting can case pneumonia ..... maybe alonmg with P.aeruginosa and S.aureus!

exactly which route do these guyz(E.coli) take to reach the lung and under wht condition?


I'm sorry, but I haven't a clue. I do know that patients in ICU's become colonized with gram negatives in their respiratory tracts very quickly. Whether they actually cause pneumonia depends on history, xrays, and lots of input that I don't have access to as a MT.

Perhaps you will run into an infectious disease doc along the way - ask him/her this question.

Sorry I can't help. I read out cultures, but that's pretty much it.


oh! never mind grin


Easy answer - wiping the wrong way!! Stool-to-Vagina-to-Urinary Tract Infection-to-Kidneys-to-Septicemia-to-Lungs-to-Pneumonia.

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