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Community-acquired cavitary Pseudomonas pneumonia linked to use of a home humidifier.

Authors: Woods, Eric and Cohen, Gabriel and Bressman, Eric and Lin, David and Zeitouni, Nathalie E and Beckford, Colleen and Hamula, Camille and van Bakel, Harm and Sullivan, Mitchell and Altman, Deena R and Caplivski, Daniel

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that rarely causes pneumonia in otherwise healthy patients. We describe a case of community-acquired P. aeruginosa pneumonia in a previously healthy individual who likely acquired the infection from a home humidifier.

Journal: Case reports in infectious diseases
DOI: 10.1155/2017/5474916
Year: 2017

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