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Which type of disease is pneumonia?

Which type of disease is pneumonia?

See below: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. Pneumonia characterized by acute onset of cough, fever and sometimes shortness of breath and chest pains. Rales are heard on auscultation of the lungs and an infiltrate is seen on chest x-ray. ...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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What diseases are most likely to lead to pneumonia?

What diseases are most likely to lead to pneumonia?

Immunodeficiency: Immunodeficiency tops the list followed by chronic bronchitis/copd, steroids use and any other chronic conditions. Consider getting pneumonia shot and flu shots regularly. ...Read more

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Does developing pneumonia cause any other diseases?

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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What's used to treat broncho-pneumonia, and why do they treat this disease?

What's used to treat broncho-pneumonia, and why do they treat this disease?

Antibiotics: While some cases of pneumonia are caused by viruses and other pathogens, those caused by bacterial organisms respond well to antibiotics. Once the number of organisms in the lung is reduced, recovery ensues with reduction in inflammation, accompanied by improvement in clinical symptoms. ...Read more

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What is legionella pneumonia disease?

What is legionella pneumonia disease?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia cause by the germ legionella. It is not all that different from any other pneumonia, although it can be very severe and can be associated with GI symptoms, and at times neurologic symptoms more often than other pneumonias. It is treated with antibiotics and support much like other pneumonias. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is atypical pneumonia a type of disease?

Yes: The term atypical pneumonia is used when it does not show up on x-rays. It is usually caused by viruses and some bacteria like organisms. ...Read more

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Does the pneumonia bacteria cause any other diseases?

Does the pneumonia bacteria cause any other diseases?

Yes, there: are many types of bacteria that can cause pneumonia, and most can cause infections elsewhere in the body under the right conditions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of legionella pneumonia disease?

What are the symptoms of legionella pneumonia disease?

Fever and cough: Like all pneumonias the initial symptoms are cough, high fever and malaise. There may or may not be sputum formation early. ...Read more