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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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


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Healthy 34 yr old female. Diagnosed with mild lobar pneumonia March 4. No fever. Levaquin (levofloxacin). Xray now clear. Can I get relapse? Is chance high?

Healthy 34 yr old female. Diagnosed with mild lobar pneumonia March 4. No fever. Levaquin (levofloxacin). Xray now clear. Can I get relapse? Is chance high?

Possible: Relapse is always possible with pneumonia. Once a segment of alveoli are damaged..they are forever more susceptible to further damage. Atypical pneumonia caused by say mycobacterium have the greatest chance of recurrence if not treated long enough. ...Read more

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Is there cure for left lobar pneumonia?

Is there cure for left lobar pneumonia?

Yes: But this depends upon the cause. If this is pneumococcal pneumonia it will depend upon the sensitivity of the organism to particular antibiotics. If another organism, then isolation of that and testing for sensitivity may help. This is generally 100% resolvable. ...Read more

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What is d difference in bronchopneumonia and lobar pneumonia.?

What is d difference in bronchopneumonia and lobar pneumonia.?

Pneumonia : Acute inflammation of the walls of the smaller bronchial tubes, with irregular areas of consolidation due to spread of the inflammation into the peribronchiolar alveoli and the alveolar ducts of the lungs. Also called bronchial pneumonia. Lobar pneumonia - pneumonia affecting one or more lobes of the lung; generally lobar is larger and affects one or more loves of the lung. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is d difference b/w bronchopneumonia and lobar pneumonia..?

Can you tell me what is d difference b/w bronchopneumonia and lobar pneumonia..?

Anatomical site: Brochi are part of conducting system to conduct air to the alveoli which are true exchange site for o2/co2 in the lung. When infection involves interstitium/or alveoli called pneumonia, but when it involves conducting tubes like bronchi, then called bronchitis. When both are involved it is called bronchopneumonia. If pneumonia is in one lobe called lobar pneumonia. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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Left lobar pneumonia two mths ago. Right lung had tiny fluid. I had right rib discomfort. Pneumonia cleared. Right rib discomfort back now, what to do?

Left lobar pneumonia two mths ago. Right lung had tiny fluid. I had right rib discomfort. Pneumonia cleared. Right rib discomfort back now, what to do?

Follow up needed: It seems that the right rib discomfort has a different cause and that will deserve a focused exam and possibly a repeat chest X-ray to ensure clearance of the pleural fluid that, among others, may be involved in your symptoms. ...Read more

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7 weeks post left lobar pneumonia and right lower fluid, ct scan shows scarring inflammation right lower. Is this post pneumonia? autoimmune disease?

7 weeks post left lobar pneumonia and right lower fluid, ct scan shows scarring inflammation right lower. Is this post pneumonia? autoimmune disease?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia and empyema (pus in the pleural space) can produce scarring, depending on the organism, the duration of infection and your reaction to it. Autoimmune disease would be less likely with what you describe, but if this concerns you greatly, seeing an infectious diseases expert or a pulmonologist might be helpful. ...Read more

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No symptom of pneumonia but X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia.. What it could be as there is no symptom?

No symptom of pneumonia but X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia.. What it could be as there is no symptom?

Many causes: Patchy infiltrates on chest xray are a non-specific finding that could be related to many different causes/conditions. In someone who is asymptomatic (like you), a detailed history, physical examination and further testing (if required) based on individual risk factors can help find the cause. Please talk to a lung specialist for further work up. I recommend treating the patient, not the xray. ...Read more

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