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what causes bronchopneumonia?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Variety of causes: It is an infection of the lungs. It can be caused by a variety of organisms, like viruses, bacteria or fungi.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of bronchopneumonia.?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Cough and fever: Broncho-pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Also called pneumnonia. Most present with cough, fever, and fatigue. Some also have chest or stomach pain. Often your doctor can diagnose pneumonia by examning you. Sometimes a chest xray is needed. Pneumonia can be caused by many different types of germs; your doctor will pick a treatment specific to your situation.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

I've got bronchopneumonia. Now what?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Please see below.: If you've seen your doc & been diagnosed with bronchopneumonia, you should have received a prescription for antibiotics. Take the medicine as prescribed -- don't skip doses!also, make sure you stay well hydrated & get a lot of rest. Usually, your doctor will want to see you in a few weeks to ensure that the infection is gone. Most have no long term problems once the infection clears. Feel better!
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What predisposes someone to bronchopneumonia?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Several things: Bronchopneumonia refers to the areas of lung involvement, suggesting that the disease affects many areas of lung in a pattern which implies dissemination through the bronchi, rather than a lobar pattern, which involves individual or several segments of lung. This usually occurs with specific organisms, rather than because of specific risk factors (smoking, immunosupression, prior influenza, etc.
A 25-year-old member asked:

Do I need to report bronchopneumonia as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: This is not a long term health problem. It will resolve after appropriate treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How are the steps of recovery for bronchopneumonia?

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Dr. C. michael Bowman
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Gradual improvement: Once appropriate treatment has started, fever generally improves first, followed by cough. As the cough improves, chest pain should get better. Gradually the mucus decreases and the energy returns. It may take several weeks for everything to "get back to normal". Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions about how long to treat the problem.

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