pneumonia of unknown aetiology

German translation: Ätiologisch ungeklärte Pneumonie

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00:56 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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German translation:Ätiologisch ungeklärte Pneumonie
Lungenentzündung mit unklarer Ätiologie
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Regina Eichstaedter
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4 +6Ätiologisch ungeklärte Pneumonie
Regina Eichstaedter


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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6
Ätiologisch ungeklärte Pneumonie

Definition from own experience or research:
Lungenentzündung mit unklarer Ätiologie

Example sentence(s):
  • Im medizinischen Sprachgebrauch bezeichnet der Begriff Ätiologie: die Lehre von den Ursachen der Krankheiten (im Sinne der Allgemeinen Krankheitslehre, Ätiologie); - Wikipedia  
  • Etwa 50% aller Krankheiten sind in ihrer Ätiologie ungeklärt. Vieles deutet darauf hin, daß sich eine größere Zahl dieser Krankheiten als genetisch verursacht oder prädisponiert herausstellen wird. Bei anderen dieser Krankheiten werden Viren als Verursacher identifiziert werden. - Springer  
  • Bei der Lungenentzündung oder Pneumonie ... handelt es sich um eine akute oder chronische Entzündung des Lungengewebes, die ... meist durch eine Infektion mit Bakterien, Viren oder Pilzen verursacht wird ... - Wikipedia  
Regina Eichstaedter
Local time: 10:35
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 125

Votes in favor of/against selecting this as the best translation of the term asked
Yes  Ulrike Hoffmeister, PhD: Und wenn das Medizinerdeutsch komplett vermieden werden soll: Lungenentzündung mit ungeklärter Ursache
49 mins
  -> Danke, Ulrike, einverstanden ... !

Yes  Steffen Walter: Auch mit Ulrike. Alternative fürs Medizinerdeutsch: Pneumonie (mit) unklarer/ungeklärter Ätiologie
1 hr
  -> danke

Yes  Harald Moelzer (medical-translator)
1 hr
  -> vielen Dank!

Yes  mbtranslation
1 hr
  -> dankeschön

Yes  Gudrun Wolfrath
4 hrs
  -> danke, Gudrun!

Yes  Edith Kelly
23 hrs
  -> vielen Dank!
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