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Can croup cause pneumonia?

Can croup cause pneumonia?

Not exactly: Croup describes a clinical syndrome that involves infection ( usually viral) of the upper airway and maybe the air tubes ( bronchitis) so it can not "cause pneumonia" however some of the viruses that can cause croup like symptoms can also infect the lower resp tract and cause pneumonia or infection of the air spaces in the lungs. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Croup (Definition)

A description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial ...Read more


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Can pharyngitis cause pneumonia?

Can pharyngitis cause pneumonia?

No: But if the organism (viral or bacterial) has affected both the pharynx and lungs, then both conditions can occur. However most pharyngitis cases are confined to the pharynx. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause permanent asthma?

Can pneumonia cause permanent asthma?

?: pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung itself, while asthma is an inflammation of the airways, both are interconnected, but pneumonia has its causes, mainly infection, with either viruses or bacteria, and other micro-organisms, usually doesn't lead to asthma, but can flare it up if already present, hope that answers your question ...Read more

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Can brochitis cause larygitis?

Can brochitis cause larygitis?

Missing Ns: It appears your keyboard is missing the letter N. But, yes, of course. Any upper respiratory infection can also effect the larynx. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia lead to epiglotitis?

Not Really: The answer is theoretically possible, but unbelievably unlikely. ...Read more

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Can albuteral cause coughing?

Can albuteral cause coughing?

Sometimes: While albuterol is a very helpful medication for asthma, some people will have side effects like cough or even (rarely) a paradoxical reaction that makes asthma worse. An asthma specialist can assist in evaluating if albuterol is the answer or the trigger. ...Read more

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Can thoracentesis cause pneumonia?

Can thoracentesis cause pneumonia?

Unlikely: That is very unlikely. A collapsed lung (pneumothorax) is the most common complication. ...Read more

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Can hiv/aids cause acute bronchitis?

Can hiv/aids cause acute bronchitis?

No: The HIV virus itself will not cause acute bronchitis. Now a suppressed immune system may make it more likely to develop or be more severe than usual..But in general terms no. ...Read more

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Can tuberculosis cause copd?

Can tuberculosis cause copd?

Not really: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection by a bacterium. It can cause pneumonia and even holes/cavities in the lung if not treated. It typically does not cause copd. It is possible, depending on how severe the infection is, that TB can cause scarring in the lung. Smoking is the main cause of copd. ...Read more

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What can cause pneumonia?

Almost anything: There are non-infectious causes and infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and so on. ...Read more

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What can cause pneumonia?

What can cause pneumonia?

Lots of things: Lots of things can cause pneumonia, which is an infection of the lung. Bacteria, viruses & fungi can all cause pneumonia. However, so can aspiration which occurs when choking on something, typically stomach contents. Appropriate vaccines are very useful in decreasing certain, but not all, pneumonias. ...Read more

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How can respiratory bronchiolitis be treated?

How can respiratory bronchiolitis be treated?

Supportive care: This is most often a condition caused by a virus, so no medication is needed. Supportive care is recommended, for example staying hydrated. Bronchiolitis can cause more significant symptoms in the very young, usually less than a year of age, and the elderly. ...Read more

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What can cause bronchitis?

What can cause  bronchitis?

Causes...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is usually due to smoking. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause a fever?

Can asthma cause a fever?

Asthma: By itself, asthma should not create fever. You may have bronchiolitis, allergic reactions, whooping cough or other inflammatory condition exacerbating the asthma. See a pulmonary doctor. ...Read more

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Can croup lead to other breathing problems like asthma?

Can croup lead to other breathing problems like asthma?

Croup: Croup is caused by the parainfluenza virus most of the time and causes swelling around the vocal cords in the throat which results in a distinctive cough. Asthma is a disease of the lungs, and although flare ups are sometimes triggered by viruses they do not cause it. Some viruses, like RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), can cause damage to the lungs resulting in asthma-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause acute pulmonary edema?

Can pneumonia cause acute pulmonary edema?

Pulmonry edema: ...Ist just fluid in your lungs. Usually it refers to fluid from congestion from the heart, but pneumoonia can cause fluid to exude into the infected lung, and thus indirectly cause pulmonary edema. I guess the answer is yes, with an asterisk. ...Read more

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Can strep bacteria cause bronchitis?

Can strep bacteria cause bronchitis?

Bronchitis: Acute bronchitis is caused by viruses in >95% of cases. The remainder are predominantly bordetella pertussis (cause of whooping cough). It would be rare for strep pyogenes to be involved, but there may be some cases of exacerbations of chronic bronchitis in which they may be involved. ...Read more

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How anthrax can cause respiratory attack?

How anthrax can cause respiratory attack?

Anthrax: The anthrax infection begins in the mediastinum and produces toxins which kill nearby cells. As more cells are infected and die, swelling and bleeding occur. Toxins spread throughout the body affecting organs and causing the organs to fail. When organs begin to fail, the disease has become fatal. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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