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Does pneumonia cause bronchial obstruction?

Does pneumonia cause bronchial obstruction?

Other way around: Pneumonia is essentially pus that blocks the alveoli-air sacs. If a bronchus is obstructed by a foreign body or tumor, bacteria can get trapped in the undrainable lung and cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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What are signs of bronchial pneumonia?

What are signs of bronchial pneumonia?

Sx: Bronchits, pneumonia have similar symptoms. Cough, fever, wheezing. And other sx. You don't have to have all symptoms this is something we need to see you, exam you, do proper testing if indicated and treat accordingle. Reading on the internet is good, but medical consultation is essential. ...Read more

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What is meant by double bronchial pneumonia?

What is meant by double bronchial pneumonia?

Means in both lungs: Pneumonia & bronchial pneumonia are essentially the same process. Since we have two lungs, some use the descriptor double as involving both. Pneumonia can involve a single segment of one side or the whole lung. ...Read more

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How is bronchial pneumonia transmitted from person to person?

How is bronchial pneumonia transmitted from person to person?

See below: By direct contact and/or respiratory droplets exchanged through the air that contain the bacterial agent. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between bronchial pneumonia and just pneumonia?

What is the main difference between bronchial pneumonia and just pneumonia?

Bronchopneumonia: This term typically applies to pneumonia which involves multiple areas of the lung rather than being confined to one lobe or otherwise localized. It may also suggest the means by which the pneumonia occurred, implying that it was preceded by bronchial infection or extension through the bronchi. ...Read more

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My 8 mnth old baby has been diagnosed with bronchial pneumonia please tell me how it happened?

My 8 mnth old baby has been diagnosed with bronchial pneumonia please tell me how it happened?

Exposure: Exposure to pathogen, inhaled, reach the lungs causing pneumonia. Immune system is still developing, no longer with the antbody he loaned from you in the first 6 months. Make sure baby gets schedule immunization (the first 2 years are critical, bulk of vaccination are given during this time, specially the first year). Get the 2 influenza vaccination this fall (4 weeks apart). ...Read more

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Other than pneumonia what can "Interstitial thickening with bronchial periovascolo shaded area of parenchymal consolidation in the lower field" mean?

Other than pneumonia what can "Interstitial thickening with bronchial periovascolo shaded area of parenchymal consolidation in the lower field" mean?

Radiology: This can be caused by infection, pulmonary embolization, and other inflammatory conditions and in order to interpret these findings appropriately they must be correlated with your clinical presentation and findings on exam and lab testing. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Is bronchial pneumonia contagious?

Yes: The infectious agent, bacterial or viral, can be transmitted to susceptible individuals by coughing and droplet transmission. ...Read more

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Why does my toddler keep getting bronchial pneumonia?

Why does my toddler keep getting bronchial pneumonia?

Many Things: A number of possibilities. A weakened immune system. Possibly the baby has asthma, not welled controlled. An underlying condition, such as cystic fibrosis or Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. An anatomical defect of the lung. Not ever healing from the original infection is possible. You need to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Are bronchial pneumonia and bronchitis with pneumonia the same?

Are bronchial pneumonia and bronchitis with pneumonia the same?

No: Pneumonia denotes infection in the lung parenchyma (lung tissue). Bronchits denotes infllamation in the bronchilal airway. Pneumonia is a more serious condition. Bronchitis is usally viral, may last 2 week, cough is common. However, our job is to rule out other causes of cough and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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My 3 month old son was in contact with someone who has bronchial pneumonia, what are the chances he has been infected?

My 3 month old son was in contact with someone who has bronchial pneumonia, what are the chances he has been infected?

Not likely: Unless your child immune system is compromised, I would not really worry! Maternal immune complexes handed down to the baby renders major disease fighting abilities! universal precautions and hand washing go a long way! Thank god for vaccines, these injections help ward off those pesky life threatening infections! Regards! ...Read more

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I have a question about bronchial pneumonia. Do you need inpatient treatment?

Sometimes: Sometimes. If lethargic, respiratory distress, not able to keep oral intake, . ...Read more

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Pt Dx'd with aspiration pneumonia. On antibiotic IV for 2 days now disc. Pt. has occasional bronchial sounding cough. Is pt pneumonia free?

Pt Dx'd with aspiration pneumonia. On antibiotic IV for 2 days now disc. Pt. has occasional bronchial sounding cough. Is pt pneumonia free?

Hopefully: Whoever made the diagnosis treated you first on an inpatient basis with IV mess and then decided that you could be treated on an outpatient basis safely. The fact that you have a cough is not a sufficient criteria of cure or not. Talk to your doc. If not satisfied make a virtual consult with me. ...Read more

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Is bronchial pneumonia contagious? My oldest son has had it for 5 days. Started abx yesterday. Will my other kids get it? Incubation period?

See below: 2 types of bronchial pneumonia: bacterial (you started your son on an antibiotic) and viral (no antibiotics and runs it course over time). Most will say it is no longer contagious when fever goes away. I will say good hand hygiene and not sharing saliva will decrease chances of transmission. Incubation period varies: 1-3 days-even as long as 7-10 days (depends on age and health/immune system). ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone with bronchial pneumonia to cough up a foam-like spit?

Is it normal for someone with bronchial pneumonia to cough up a foam-like spit?

It is common!: It is common for patients with bronchopneumonia to spit up mucus; it is actually healthy to do that. When you have some bacterial infection of the lungs and airway as it happens with pneumonia, the immune system fights them by creating mucus which can washout the bacteria. It is helpful to cough these secretions up. ...Read more

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Bronchial pnuemonia and sudden death -accidental?

Probably not: Some pneumonia is very aggressive and even with treatment may cause death. Age, smoker, lung disease, heart trouble. Other illnesses. ...Read more