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how does eating crabs/crayfish affect viral pneumonia

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Consult a doctor: You need to consult a physician, since it may be something else, and not just a walking pneumonia.

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No insect/animal rqd: We talk of vectors as a living transporter, like a flea(plague) or dog(rabies) that passes a germ thru a bite. Viral pneumonia is generally passed in ... Read More
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Typically viral pneumonia is related to transmission via respiratory droplets, there is no vector , as the infections are not transmitted by the bite ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Good examples are severe RSV (respiratory syncyctial virus) and varicella (causative organism for chicken pox) pneumonia that lead to respiratory fail ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sometimes: Most cases of viral pneumonia are relatively mild and resolve spontaneously. There are exceptions. Influenza pneumonia can cause a severe life threate ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: There is not a vaccine to prevent viral pneumonias. Many different viruses can cause lung infections called pneumonitis, which is usually not as sever ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wright
44 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Many types of viruses can cause pneumonia and not infrequently they may also cause a rash. The classic is varicella virus which is also known as chic ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Can be either: Depends on organism, susceptibility to antibiotics and immune system of patient. Adenovirus is one of most virulent viruses often leaving destroyed lu ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
A number of viruses: Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus), influenza, adenovirus, and metapneumovirus are the frequent causes of viral pneumonia especially in children.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Predominantly cause: One is produced by bacteria, and usually we find the alveoli (tiny air sacs) filled with inflammatory material showing as consolidation on imaging stu ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Cause and treatment: The cause is different. Viruses are much smaller than bacteria, harder to identify, and are treated with an entirely different kind of medications. Tr ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
38 years experience Wound care
Treatment different: A bacterial pneumonia is treated with an antibiotic active against that particular germ. A viral pneumonia requires an anti-viral agent with activity ... Read More
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