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Doctor insights on: Is Pneumonia A Communicable Disease

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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


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How are an communicable disease and a non-communicable disease different?

Give to others,,,: Communicable diseases can be given to others while non-communicable diseases cannot. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

Its a Blood Cancer: It is not communicable. It begins in the bone marrow and mostly affects White blood cells (WBC). There are 4 different types of Leukemia which are often classified as Acute or Chronic. ...Read more

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Is jaundice communicable disease?

Is jaundice communicable disease?

Not exactly: Some communical disease such as hepatitis may ause jaundice, but jaundice itself is not communicable. ...Read more

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What are the most common communicable disease?

Probably: Rhinovirus, which is responsible for most colds. ...Read more

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If someone had a communicable disease and wanted to come to your house, how would you politely decline?

POLITELY!: Just tell them that you (and family, etc) are not taking visitors or guests for the next few days to to personal reasons. Give your regrets and nothing more. If they push the issue, just be firm. You have the right to protect yourself and your family from harm and anyone not willing to accept this has their own issues and will have to deal with it. ...Read more

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Is Parkinson's disease a very communicable disease?

Is Parkinson's disease a very communicable disease?

Parkinson's disease: No. Parkinson's disease is not a communicable or transmissible disease. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary emphysema a communicable disease?

Is pulmonary emphysema a communicable disease?

Only if you...: Only if you pass the cigarette. Otherwise, you're not going to give emphysema to others. ...Read more

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Is strep throat a communicable disease?

Is strep throat a communicable disease?

Yes: The term communicable means it can be spread to others. This is a common example of this process. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a communicable disease and a contagious disease and an infectious disease?

What is the difference between a communicable disease and a contagious disease and an infectious disease?

Spread: A communicable disease is a disease many others may get and that is why we have vaccinations. A contagious disease is a disease someone in contact with the person may catch. An infectious disease is a disease that may be spread within the person such as a virus or a bacterial or a fungal infection. An infectious disease may be contagious and communicable but does not have to be. ...Read more

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He's coughing a lot and the doctor said he has copd. Is COPD a communicable disease?

He's coughing a lot and the doctor said he has copd. Is COPD a communicable disease?

No: COPD (emphysema/chronic bronchitis) is not a communicable disease. It usually occurs in past or current smokers and can sometimes have a genetic predisposition (ie patients with Alpha one antitrypsin deficiency). One patient cannot typically give another patient the disease by cough, touch, kissing, etc. ...Read more

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Is tuberculosis pleural effusion is communicable disease, should I need to stay away from my family and friends if so than for how much time?

Is tuberculosis pleural effusion is communicable disease, should I need to stay away from my family and friends if so than for how much time?

Not communicable: Tuberculous pleurisy is not communicable. If you do not have cough, there is no need for you to stay away from your family or any body else. Do complete the treatment for the infection.
Wish you good health! ...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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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

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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?

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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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

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Besides pneumonia what contagious diseases affect the elderly?

Besides pneumonia what contagious diseases affect the elderly?

All of them: Elderly get all the same diseases as the young ones. Sometimes immunity wanes and vaccines get forgotten so they are prone to many of the same illnesses as unvaccinated children. Most contagious disease though is mild and viral (not amounting to a pneumonia) and there is no vaccine for that. ...Read more

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If you have been vaccinated for pneumonia is it ok to help someone with the disease as long as you are not in close contact?

If you have been vaccinated for pneumonia is it ok to help someone with the disease as long as you are not in close contact?

Close Encounters: Well, it's not like you've been vaccinated against every lung infection on earth, but if you take what are called "the proper precautions" you should be fine. Those precautions means your friend doesn't cough in your face, and only into a Kleenex and hat you air-out the room daily. It also depends on how sick he is and how much time you'll be with him. Overall, though, don't worry too much. ...Read more

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What makes pneumonia not an interstitial lung disease?

What makes pneumonia not an interstitial lung disease?

They are different: A pneumonia is caused by an organism causing destruction of the lung tissue. Interstitial lung disease is inflammation of the lung and usually starts in the "interstitium" but later can involve other parts of the lung. But, one is felt to be an infection, while the other is more"immune" caused.
The picture is of a pneumonia in the left of the picture (all the white area compared to the dark). ...Read more

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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

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According to my check up I have a pneumonia what should I do to prevent this disease?

According to my check up I have a pneumonia what should I do to prevent this disease?

Pneumonia.: First, be sure to follow your doctor's recommendations to treat the pneumonia you have now. Do not stop the antibiotics early. After you are completely cured, you could talk with your doctor about whether or not The vaccine against Strep pneumoniae (Pneumovax) is a good idea in your situation. Also not smoking is a great idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia a form of interstitial lung disease?

Is pneumonia a form of interstitial lung disease?

Pneumonia: Interstitial lung diseases are typically progressive processes that are not commonly associated with infection. They may ultimately be associated with fibrosis. That being said there are pneumonias that present with an, "interstitial pattern, " on chest x-ray. They are known as interstitial pneumonias. Interstitial pneumonia will not progress to diffuse fibrosis and are not considered ilds. ...Read more