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Can walking pneumonia be the cause death in someone with Crohn's disease?

Can walking pneumonia be the cause death in someone with Crohn's disease?

Depends: It depends on what kind of treatment was being used for crohn's disease. A lot of patients with crohn's disease are now treated with biologic agents and other immunosuppressive medications that can affect your immune response & your ability to fight infections. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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


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Will atypical pneumonia surely lead to death?

Will atypical pneumonia surely lead to death?

NO: Atypical pneumonia is most often successfully treated with antibiotics. It would the rare exception that atypical pneuminia would lead toward death. ...Read more

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My dad is having pneumonia and doctors said there are chances for cancer.. And by chance- death .. Will he recover ?

My dad is having pneumonia and doctors said there are chances for cancer.. And by chance- death .. Will he recover ?

Possible Lung Cancer: He should be monitored carefully from his pneumonia until he is feeling better. They should order ct scan of the chest to evaluate his lung disease and his pulmonary specialist should evaluate him for bronchoscopy evaluation of his lung disease and he may be able to take a biopsy from his lung. If his pulmonary specialist will not be able to do his biopsy he may need to be seen and evaluated by t. ...Read more

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How long would untreated pneumonia take to turn into acute respiratory distress syndrome, and then on to death?

Boy, oh boy: What are you waiting for?. Treat the pneumonia. You could die in an hour or never. Don't mess with this. ...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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What can cause pneumonia?

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 causes broncho-pneumonia?

What causes broncho-pneumonia?

Various: microrganisms can be responsible. Check this link: http://www.healthline.com/health/bronchopneumonia#Overview1 ...Read more

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What is the cause for pneumonia?

What is the cause for pneumonia?

Pneumonia: An inflammatory condition of the tissues of the lung may be caused by infection, drug reactions, tumors, autoimmune conditions and trauma among others. ...Read more

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What causes pneumonia in tweens?

What causes pneumonia in tweens?

Many possibilities: Viral pneumonias probably most common in this age group, but atypical pneumonias (mycoplasma, chlamydia, legionella) can also occur. Bacterial pneumonias are less common in this age group, but do occur. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pneumonia?

What are the causes of pneumonia?

Infection: Pneumonia is a result of an infection of the lung tissue. This can be cause by bacteria, viruses, or even some fungii. Pneumonia symptoms usually include fevers, chills, cough, shortness of breath, and occasionally chest pain. If you have a disease or take any medication that suppresses your immune system, more exotic bacteria and fungii can cause the infection. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia actually caused by?

Infection...: Pneumonia is caused by an infection of the lung parenchyma. When the etiology is bacterial, antibiotics are prescribed whereas supportive care is given when there is a viral etiology. ...Read more

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Can air trapping be caused by pneumonia?

Sometimes: If air trapping predated pneumonia (asthma or COPD) patient may have underlying condition that could lead to superimposed pneumonia. Pneumonia may exist with area of compensatory hyperaeration which is not air trapping,. Viral pneumonia certainly can be associated with air trapping. Common bacterial pneumonias usually are not air trapping. ...Read more

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What are the different causes of pneumonia?

What are the different causes of pneumonia?

Dozens: Pneumonia (inflammation of lungs) may be due to non-infectious conditions including medications, collogen-vascular disease, conditions like sarcoidosis, etc. It can also be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungus, parasites. It can occur by aspiration of material from above, extension thru the blood stream, by direct penetration or extension from adjacent structures. Complex subject. ...Read more

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Does developing pneumonia cause any other diseases?

There are: numerous potential complications involving multiple organ systems, as well as possible secondary infections with other pathogens, that can occur. ...Read more

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Asparational pneumonia, what is it and what causes it?

Asparational pneumonia, what is it and what causes it?

Aspiration pneumonia: This occurs when some one has got the stomach contents going into the lungs. Happens in unconscious patients , stroke patients or anaesthetised patients who cannot protect their airways. The stomach contents are acidic and invoke a strong inflammatory reaction . Also some bacteria may be saved from the aspirated vomitus to make things worse. ...Read more

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Are ice cubes bad for me.I eat them everyday.Do they cause pneumonia?

Are ice cubes bad for me.I eat them everyday.Do they cause pneumonia?

Nope: Ice cubes aren't bad for you other than chomping on them can hurt your teeth. They can't give you pneumonia. Germs cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that taking your shower late at night can cause pneumonia?

Is it really the case that taking your shower late at night can cause pneumonia?

Never heard that: I have never heard of this as a cause for pneumonia. If you live in a very cold environment and go to bed with wet hair - it could reduce body temperature through continued head heat loss. But that does not mean that it would cause you to develop pneumonia. ...Read more