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What is multilobar pneumonia?

What is multilobar pneumonia?

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 more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

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


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What is the cause for pneumonia?

What is the cause for pneumonia?

Pneumonia: An inflammatory condition of the tissues of the lung may be caused by infection, drug reactions, tumors, autoimmune conditions and trauma among others. ...Read more

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What causes pneumonia in tweens?

What causes pneumonia in tweens?

Many possibilities: Viral pneumonias probably most common in this age group, but atypical pneumonias (mycoplasma, chlamydia, legionella) can also occur. Bacterial pneumonias are less common in this age group, but do occur. ...Read more

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What are the different causes of pneumonia?

What are the different causes of pneumonia?

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

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Can croup cause pneumonia?

Can croup cause pneumonia?

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 more

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Can pneumonia cause a large mass?

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

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Could new piercings cause pneumonia?

Could new piercings cause pneumonia?

Possibly: If the piercings were in the oral cavity, there is a remote possibility that bronchitis or pneumonia could occur. More likely it is just coincidence. ...Read more

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What causes atypical pneumonia to occur?

What causes atypical pneumonia to occur?

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 more

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What causes the rusty sputum in pneumonia?

What causes the rusty sputum in pneumonia?

Entry of red cells: The rusty sputum tends to occur in the stage of red hepatization of pneumonia when red blood cells leak into the alveolar spaces in the lung. When coughed out, the sputum at this early stage of infection can have a rusty appearance. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes atypical pneumonia?

Please tell me what causes atypical pneumonia?

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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What will cause pneumonia in the upper right lobe?

What will cause pneumonia in the upper right lobe?

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

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How does pneumonia cause cervical lymphadenophaties?

How does pneumonia cause cervical lymphadenophaties?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes are an integral portion of the immune system and enlarge when fighting infection or other inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the top causes of bronchitis and pneumonia?

What are the top causes of bronchitis and pneumonia?

Bacteria or viral: Both acute bronchitis and pneumonia are usually caused by either bacterial or viral infections. Some common bacterial causes include strep pneumoniae, staph aureus, b. Catarhalis as well as many others. Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, usually due to smoking. ...Read more

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Can smoking crystal method cause you to have pneumonia?

Can smoking crystal method cause you to have pneumonia?

Not normally!: Smoking anything causes lung irritation and does predispose to bronchitis and infection. Treat your lungs with respect. You know this is not good for you, why do it? Hope you get treatment for your addiction. Wish you well! ...Read more

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Pneumonia caused by aspiration, how is it treated/cured?

Pneumonia caused by aspiration, how is it treated/cured?

Antibiotics: With antibiotics, but more importantly, the cause of the aspiration needs to be determined. ...Read more

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What are some causes/concerns for frequent pneumonia in a child?

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 more

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What might cause my 9 month baby to get pneumonia twice in 6 months?

What might cause my 9 month baby to get pneumonia twice in 6 months?

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

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Can you please list the common causes of pneumonia in tweens and teens?

Can you please list the common causes of pneumonia in tweens and teens?

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

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What is pneumonia, and how do you avoid the particular germs that cause pneumonia?

What is pneumonia, and how do you avoid the particular germs that cause pneumonia?

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