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is a lung infection the same as pneumonia

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and no: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung but there are others such as lung abscesses, septic pulmonary emboli, tuberculosis etc.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Same thing: Different names.
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not different: Pneumonia is a lung infection. A lung infection confined to just the larger air tubes in the lungs would be called bronchitis, one that spreads to t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Possibly: Pneumonia is one type of lung infection. Generally when someone is described as having "pneumonia" healthcare providers are thinking of a bacterial i ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Bacteria, viruses,: Bacteria, viruses and fungi cause pneumonia. That is to say, there are hundreds of thousands of causes of pneumonia if not more.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes.many: There are many types of lung infections that can occur. They vary in location, degree of severity, as well as type. They can b viral, bacterial, or in ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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Not really: Well, if you forcefully inhale it directly into your lungs, then yes of course. The amount of dust dispersed and potentially inhaled from normal lett ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Pneumonia: is treated with antibiotics. Treatment of a blood clot in the leg depends on the type and location of the vein that is thrombosed. If it is an anato ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Symptoms: Please go to a local emergency room today. If things aren't to bad they can treat you and send you home. If your conditions is worse you will be trans ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. exam, then note: A doctor can write a note after doing an in-person exam. Generally, doctors do not write notes such as work-excuse or school-excuse notes, or back-to- ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See your MD: If you have a lung infection or pneumonia you should see your md and see if antibiotic treatment is indicated.

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