A 39-year-old member asked:
which type of disease is pneumonia?
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Dr. Michael Ein answered
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. Pneumonia characterized by acute onset of cough, fever and sometimes shortness of breath and chest pains. Rales are heard on auscultation of the lungs and an infiltrate is seen on chest x-ray.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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