An inflammatory condition of the lungs that may be caused by viruses, bacteria, microorganisms, or autoimmune diseases. It is usually accompanied by fever, an elevated white blood cell count and abnormalities on chest imaging. Distinctions are made between hospital acquired, ventilator-associated (VAP) and community-acquired (CAP) pneumonia. Pneumonia is a care measure that is monitored and reported to CMS.
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