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Doctor insights on: Is Pneumonia A Communicable Disease

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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


Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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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.

Dr. Parham Gharagozlou Dr. Gharagozlou
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
5 years in practice
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Dr. Gregory Hines Dr. Hines
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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Dr. Jason Hemming Dr. Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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What are the most common communicable disease?

Probably: Rhinovirus, which is responsible for most colds.

Dr. Danny Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. William Gaya Dr. Gaya
Neurology
25 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Dr. John Garner Dr. Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Sheila Calderon Dr. Calderon
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Aaron Milstone Dr. Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
23 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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!

Dr. Michael DePietro Dr. DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
31 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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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.

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Is it true that legionnaires disease is the same thing as pneumonia?

No: Legionaire's disease is one type of pneumonia. There are many others that are far more common.

Dr. Michael Ein Dr. Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Sanober Butt Dr. Butt
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
16 years in practice
University of Karachi, Dow Medical College
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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.

Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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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.