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Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Certainly : Certainly pneumonias can go away on their own. Before the era of antibiotics, people survived bacterial pneumonia. Today, some pneumonias are caused b... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Walking : Walking pneumonia can mean several different things. In general, it is a lung infection that is less serious than some types of pneumonia. Whether thi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Bullous : Bullous lung disease is a result of emphysema of the lungs. Emphysema destroys the small air sacs that are at the very end of the airways. As they get... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
An : An infiltrate on chest x-ray can be cause by many, many things. Sometimes it is pneumonia, sometimes it is not. Often patients after surgery have an i... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
How : How long one must stay after a lung biopsy is dependent on which biopsy methodology is used. There are three main ways to biopsy the lungs: with a bro... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
A : A variety of viruses can cause pneumonia. Like most respiratory viruses, they are contagious, usually through droplets in the air cause by coughing or... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Pulmonary : Pulmonary fibrosis is a collection of lung disorders that affect the connective tissue in the lung that cause inflammation and thickening of the suppo... Read More
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