TY - CHAP A1 - Valério Monteiro-Neto A2 - Lídio G. Lima-Neto A3 - Afonso G. Abreu and Cinara Regina A. V. Monteiro ED1 - Zissis C. Chroneos Y1 - 2017-12-20 PY - 2017 T1 - Microbiology of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia N2 - Pneumonia is an inflammatory disease of the air sacs and surrounding interstitium caused by infectious agents or by endogenous inflammatory tissue disorder termed interstitial pneumonia. The present book covers contemporary topics of community, hospital, and health care-related bacterial and viral pneumonia in the setting of drug resistance, environmental exposures, climate change, hormonal influences, and gender. The topic of interstitial pneumonia is brought under the lens of an immune-related connective tissue disease. BT - Contemporary Topics of Pneumonia SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.69430 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.69430 SN - 978-953-51-3708-5 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-16 ER -