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Multilobar Pneumonia Causes
Multilobar pneumonia: There are five lobes between the two lungs - three on the right and two on the left. A multilobar pneumonia means an infection that involves more than one lung. It usually portends a worse prognosis that a pneumonia that involves only one lobe. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dozens: Pneumonia (inflammation of lungs) may be due to non-infectious conditions including medications, collogen-vascular disease, conditions like sarcoidosis, etc. It can also be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungus, parasites. It can occur by aspiration of material from above, extension thru the blood stream, by direct penetration or extension from adjacent structures. Complex subject. ...Read more
Not exactly: Croup describes a clinical syndrome that involves infection (usually viral) of the upper airway and maybe the air tubes (bronchitis) so it can not "cause pneumonia" however some of the viruses that can cause croup like symptoms can also infect the lower resp tract and cause pneumonia or infection of the air spaces in the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on wording..: Interpretations of chest imaging studies like ct scans often include words like "mass". This may simply mean there is a large abnormality. This could very well be pneumonia, especially if patient is sick. In this case, you will need repeat chest studies in a few weeks to make sure this "mass" is gone. If it's still there then the patient may need further testing. ...Read more
Atypical PNA.: Atypical pneumonia, otherwise known as walking pneumonia, is a type of pneumonia caused by certain bacteria (which you acquire from someone coughing) that generally cause a milder and longer lasting type of pneumonia. Often overlooked because the symptoms are so mild. Could cause cough, shortness of breath, chills, sweats, fever, chest discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non typical agents:
Term atypical used fot pneumonias which are not caused by typical bacteria causing it such as strep pneumonia, klebsiella, moraxella, etc. Usual cause for atypical pneumonia is mycoplasma pneumonia, but any un conventional agent which causes pneumonia could be called atypical.
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Many organisms: Many organisms (bacteria, viruses etc.) can cause infection in right upper lobe. The type of infection also depends on the age of the patient, their immune status & other coexisting medical conditions. Tests that can be done to identify the causative organism include sputum culture or culture of specimen obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage (washing of the involved lung segment). Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Antibiotics: With antibiotics, but more importantly, the cause of the aspiration needs to be determined. ...Read more
Asthma: Asthma is the most frequent cause of multiple episodes of pneumonia. If the asthma is well controlled, pneumonia should be a very uncommon event. Other causes of frequent pneumonia can include immune dysfunction, recurrent aspiration, foreign body aspiration, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple reasons: A 9 month old with repeated pneumonia has a large differential diagnosis. She could be suffering from an immune deficiency, asthma, congenital abnormality, reflux to name a few. This child deserves an extensive work-up by someone experienced in pediatric lung disease problems. This could be an allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more
Many possibilities.: The most common cause is likely viruses, followed by a germ called mycoplasma & then pneumococcus. The presenting features af the different germs usually varies as does the appearance on x-ray. ...Read more
Lung infection: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue. There is really no good way to avoid contact with the most common bacteria that cause pneumonia as they colonize (that is grow on) the nasopharynx (nasal passages leading to the back of the throat). Infection occurs when the bacterial are "aspirated" into the lung). Risk of infection is lowered with usual good health practices, like not smoking, flu. ...Read more
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