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Mary is admitted and undergoes a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

On day 1 post-op she is doing well, complaining only of pain at the incision sites. However on day 2 she spikes a temperature of 38.6 C.

A chest X-ray is performed which reveals a left sided lower respiratory tract infection (RTI)

What were Mary's predisposing factors to RTI?

Should Mary have received antibiotic prophylaxis pre-op?

What are the likely causitive organisms for Mary's RTI?

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