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Can you tell me the pathophysiology of bronchopneumonia?

Can you tell me the pathophysiology of bronchopneumonia?

Do your homework: The site is not designed to be a shortcut to answer your homework. You need to read through your texts, assimilate the information and come up with a list reflecting the jargon of your texts.Anything off the site will not fit your instructors requirements & they will know you took a shortcut. ...Read more

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Bacterial Pneumonia (Definition)

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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Where can I get a schematic diagram of the pathophysiology of bronchopneumonia?

Where can I get a schematic diagram of the pathophysiology of bronchopneumonia?

Differs by organism: The pathophysiology and immune mechanisms involved in pneumonia vary broadly according to different causative organisms - bacteria, viruses, fungi, mycobacteria etc. You can consult a pathology textbook if you just want information about the histological changes in the lung. For understanding the immune mechanisms involved, you can look for general review articles that summarize these changes. ...Read more

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How to diagnose bronchopneumonia?

How to diagnose bronchopneumonia?

Pneumonia: Bronchopneumonia is a different word for pneumonia, which is an infection in the lung tissue. It can be viral or bacteria (rarely fungal) and varies in severity from no fever, mild cough, to high fever, problems breathing and need for oxygen. When we listen with a stethoscope we hear something like velcro, and sometimes wheezing. A chest xray sometimes is needed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bronchopneumonia?

What are the tests for bronchopneumonia?

Good Exam: First and foremost the most important part of "testing" for bronchopneumonia is a good examination. Blood counts and blood cultures are often done and certainly a chest xray. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bronchopneumonia.?

Describe the features of bronchopneumonia.?

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. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how serious is bronchopneumonia?

I'm wondering how serious is bronchopneumonia?

Can be serious: Bronchopneumonia tends to be less serious than pneumonia. Pneumonia is still a leading cause of hospitalization and death. Follow your doctor's recommendations and follow up if you are not improving. ...Read more

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How are the steps of recovery for bronchopneumonia?

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. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of my kid having bronchopneumonia?

What are the consequences of my kid having bronchopneumonia?

Usually no: Bronchopneumonia is most often caused by various virus infections and seldom results in any serious consequence, especially in children. ...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

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What is bronchopneumonia ?

Infection of lungs: The short answer is the inflammation due to the infection of the lungs, bronchial tubes, and bronchioles. Often accompanied by fever, chills, cough, chest pain, fast heart rate and even increased work of breathing. Sometimes this is also referred to as "community acquired pneumonia". ...Read more

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What causes bronchopneumonia?

What causes bronchopneumonia?

Variety of causes: It is an infection of the lungs. It can be caused by a variety of organisms, like viruses, bacteria or fungi. ...Read more

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Management of bronchopneumonia ?

Antibiotics: You need a doctor to evaluate the situation clinically. Depending on your age and your response to the infection you may not need to be hospitalized, but leave your mind open. It is easier to treat bronchopneumonia correctly as early as possible than it is to get you better after you have taken a turn for the worse. ...Read more

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Can bronchopneumonia make one die ?

Can bronchopneumonia make one die ?

Yes: The creator of the MUPPETS, Jim Henson died after contracting pneumococcal bronchopneumonia. It was rumored that he delayed seeking care for this treatable condition. It is a reminder that even treatable conditions can kill you if you don't attend to them . ...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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