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Please tell me if there is a specific term for being prone to lung diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis?

Please tell me if there is a specific term for being prone to lung diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis?

Cigarette smoker: The most common thing that makes individuals susceptible to bacterial bronchitis and recurrent pneumonia is a long history of smoking tobacco and ongoing tobacco abuse, which causes lung damage and impairs the normal physiology that protects the lung from infection such as ciliary clearance of the lung, while also suppressing the immune system. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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Help! need to know if there's a specific term for being prone to lung diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis?

Help! need to know if there's a specific term for being prone to lung diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis?

Work up: There are many conditions which can lead to recurrent pneumonia or infections of the lungs. These include cf, aspiration, retention of an aspirated object/food, abnormal structure in an area of the lung and immune defects. A workup may include evaluations for each of the above depending on your history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What is walking pneumonia? Is it caused by a specific kind of bacteria or virus? How is it different from regular pneumonia?

What is walking pneumonia? Is it caused by a specific kind of bacteria or virus? How is it different from regular pneumonia?

Mild pneumonia: It is just a non medical term for a pneumonia mild enough that patients can walk around with it. It really is not used by physicians and is more of a lay persons term. It does not say anything about the cause of the infection. ...Read more

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What does non-specific pneumonitis mean?

What does non-specific pneumonitis mean?

It means...: ...That it does not look like any particular recognizable type. Most viral pneumonitis, as well as mycoplasma, have a nonspecific appearance on xray, while pneumococcal pneumonia usually looks like a slice of pie. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia

What is pneumonia

Lung infection: An infection of lung tissue air sacs ( alveoli) is a pneumonia. An infection confined to just the larger air tubes would be called bronchitis. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia?

What is pneumonia?

Lung infection: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue, usually caused by bacteria, but could be viral or parasitic. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia?

What is pneumonia?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungus. It can be diagnosed by a physician by chest x-ray in most cases. Most cases (if caught early enough) can be easily treated as an outpatient. It becomes more problematic in the elderly, and more medically frail patients so get evaluated by your doctor if you believe you have it! ...Read more

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Do I have pneumonia?

Do I have pneumonia?

Maybe: What symtoms do you have? You really should see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more