Long-term care-acquired pneumonia among older adults

Mohammed Al Houqani, Theodore K. Marras

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Long-term care-acquired pneumonia is a clinical syndrome of pneumonia that develops in a resident of a long-term care facility who has not been recently Hospitalized. It is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity among the residents of long-term care facilities. Streptococcus pmuntonia, Haemophils influenza, and Moraxella catarrhalis are the most frequently identified bacterial causative. Poor oral hygiene increases the risk of long-term care-acquired pneumonia. In this review, we discuss the risk factors, pathogenesis, etiology, management, and the preventive measures for long-term care-acquired pneumonia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalGeriatrics and Aging
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Health care facilities
  • Long-term care
  • Nursing home
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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