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Is infant pneumonia contagious?

Is infant pneumonia contagious?

Pneumonia...: Is an infection in the lungs. Common causes include viruses and bacteria, which can be contagious. How contagious it is, and how it's treated, depends on the germ that's causing the pneumonia. Another cause might be something called "aspiration, " where some substance like milk or stomach contents gets sucked into the lungs. This is not contagious. ...Read more

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Can adults get RSV from an infected infant or would they just get pneumonia?

Can adults get RSV from an infected infant or would they just get pneumonia?

Yes: Rsv actually doesn't invade the blood during infections and never triggers the quality of immune response you would get if it did. Children and adults will commonly acquire RSV every other year on average throughout life with symptoms of decreasing intensity as they age. Pneumonia from RSV is an exception and generally hits small infants, asthmatics or adults with many health problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in infants, pneumothorax, pneumatocele, and empyema are frequent complications of pneumonia caused by?

Can you tell me in infants, pneumothorax, pneumatocele, and empyema are frequent complications of pneumonia caused by?

Rare complication: These are very rare and serious complications of pneumonia. First question - is the child immunized? Several organisms can cause this, including Strep pneumoniae and MRSA (methicillin resistant Staph aureus). If an infant is having such serious complications, the immune system will often be checked. Sometimes the bacteria is never recovered because the antibiotics given can alter culture results. ...Read more

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Does pneumococcal vaccine stop infants from catching viral pneumonia?

Does pneumococcal vaccine stop infants from catching viral pneumonia?

No: The pneumococcal vaccine helps prevent "strep pneumoniae" bacterial infections, such as pneumonia caused by that one type of bacteria. The vaccine doesn't prevent viral pneumonia, and doesn't prevent non-pneumococcal bacterial pneumonias. ...Read more

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Does anyone have information about infants prognosis with viral pneumonitis?

Does anyone have information about infants prognosis with viral pneumonitis?

Good, most...: ...Of the time. There are certainly severe cases; that caused by flu a tends to be the fastest-progressing, thus the recommendation fro the flu vaccine. Most children with viral pneumonitis recover well with supportive care. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of pneumonia?

What are early symptoms of pneumonia?

Pneumonia.: Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, chills and sweats. Can develop quickly or can take some time, depending on the bacterium/virus involved. Signs include a measured fever and typical findings on a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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What are the clinical symptoms of pneumonia?

What are the clinical symptoms of pneumonia?

Typically when you: Have penumonia you can have a constellation of symptoms including fevers, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath, wheezing, chils, malaise. Depending on your age, medical history, other medications you are on, the above can change. ...Read more

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What is secondary pneumonia and what are the symptoms?

What is secondary pneumonia and what are the symptoms?

Secondary pneumonia: Results after a previous illness. Because of lowered resistance pneumonia can result. Symptoms can be couh, fever and chest pain. ...Read more