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Doctor insights on: Acute Bronchopneumonia

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Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Bacterial Pneumonia (Definition)

Bronchopneumonia is a type of pneumonia that is located diffusely throughout the lung tissue, as opposed to the more common lobar pneumonia, which is generally located in a single defined ...Read more


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Can bronchopneumonia make you die ?

Can bronchopneumonia make you die ?

Yes: B ronchopneumnia is a serious infection involving the lung and bronchial tubes. It needs the skilful attention of a physician. ...Read more

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I've got bronchopneumonia. Now what?

I've got bronchopneumonia. Now what?

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! ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of bronchopneumonia?

What are typical symptoms of bronchopneumonia?

BRONCHOPNEUMONIA: Child starts with auri, followed by worsening of symptoms, fever, persistent cough, headache, chest pains, shortness of breath, body malaise, loss of appetite, etc. Chest xray will show the bilateral density. ...Read more

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What are the potential problems for bronchopneumonia?

Complications: There are several potential problems (too many to list here) that can develop during an episode of pneumonia & these are determined by the age of patient, underlying lung or heart diseases, immune status & associated airway or medical problems. Most cases respond well to oral antibiotic therapy but complicated pneumonias can occur due to the above mentioned factors. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does bronchopneumonia make your iron level low?

Does bronchopneumonia make your iron level low?

Not if acute.: Chronic infections can cause so-called "anemia of chronic disease" in which iron is sequestered out of the blood. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat bronchopneumonia in elderly?

What's the best way to treat bronchopneumonia in elderly?

Antiobiotics: Iv antibiotics are the first line approach, usually levaquin, (levofloxacin) if organism is unclear. Most of community aquired pneumonia is pneumococcal, sensitive to this antibiotic. If patient does not need to be hospitalized, oral antibiotics are satisfactory. ...Read more