pneumonia of unknown aetiology

Dutch translation: longontsteking met onbekende oorzaak

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00:57 Apr 28, 2020
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English term or phrase: pneumonia of unknown aetiology
Definition from University Hospital of Lleida:
(n.) Pneumonia in which all microbial work up provided negative results.

Example sentence(s):
  • Since December 2019, a total of 41 cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology have been confirmed in Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China. ResearchGate
  • Prior to December 2019 when clusters of pneumonia cases with unknown aetiology were detected in Wuhan, China, only two additional strains of coronaviruses had caused outbreaks of severe acute respiratory disease around the world. Eurosurveillance
  • On 5 January 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a document outlining their request for more information from Chinese public health authorities, and detailed 44 patients had ‘pneumonia of unknown aetiology’, with 121 close contacts under surveillance. Oxford Academic
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Dutch translation:longontsteking met onbekende oorzaak
Longontsteking waarvan de ziekteverwekker niet is aangetoond
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5 +3longontsteking met onbekende oorzaak
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longontsteking met onbekende oorzaak

Definition from own experience or research:
Longontsteking waarvan de ziekteverwekker niet is aangetoond

Example sentence(s):
  • Op 31 december informeerde China de wereldgezondheidsorganisatie WHO over meerdere gevallen van mensen met een longontsteking met onbekende oorzaak. -  
  • Op de laatste dag van 2019 werd de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie op de hoogte gebracht van een aantal gevallen van 'longontsteking met onbekende oorzaak' in China. - De Standaard  

Voor een medische tekst kan uiteraard ook "pneumonie van onbekende etiologie" worden gebruikt.
Erik van Vliet
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