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Ventilator-associated pneumonia and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): An invisible risk for patients


 Department of Oral Surgery, Dentistry School, Fluminense Federal University, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Carlos Fernando de Almeida Barros Mourão,
Department of Oral Surgery, Dentistry School, Fluminense Federal University, R. Mario Santos Braga, 30 - Niterói, Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
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DOI: 10.4103/GFSC.GFSC_7_20

The present note aims to alert the importance of oral healthcare in patients under mechanical ventilation by COVID-19. Patients hospitalized for long periods and needing the support of mechanical ventilators are susceptible to secondary infections. Thereby, many patients may have already died from infections, secondary to pneumonia caused by COVID-19.


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