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Nosocomial infection also known as Hospital acquired infection (HAI) is an infection that the patient acquires when he/she is admitted to a hospital or a health care facility for any reason other than that infection. The infection should have not been present or incubating prior to the patient’s being admitted to the hospital.

Sites of Nosocomial infections:

  • Burns and wounds: When there is a burn injury the skin becomes more vulnerable for all kinds of infections not only nosocomial infections and this may increase the risk of sepsis and septic shock.