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nbme16/Block 3/Question#9 (5.3 difficulty score)
A 53-year-old homeless man with alcoholism is ...
Normal oral flora🔍
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Alocholics can get aspiration pneumonia, which involves aspiration of the normal oral flora (Klebsiella and anaerobes like Peptostreptococcus, Fusobacterium, Prevotella, Bacteroides). So this is normally part of the flora and can be aspirated in alcoholics.