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What's the most common organism that causes pneumonia?

What's the most common organism that causes pneumonia?

Strep. pneumoniae: This bacteria accounts for about 45% of community acquired pneumonia. There is an effective vaccine against it which should be given to people with lung disease, diabetes and cardiac disease and anyone over 65. ...Read more

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Organisms (Definition)

1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more


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Please describe the most common organism causing pneumonia?

Please describe the most common organism causing pneumonia?

Strep pneumonia: Although most organisms that cause pneumonia are not discovered, the most common is streptoccocus pneumonae, others may include haemophylus influenzae and mycoplasma. ...Read more

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What are the micro-organisms other than streptococcus pneumonae which cause lung infections?

What are the micro-organisms other than streptococcus pneumonae which cause lung infections?

Many: Common ones include legionella, mycoplasma, chlamydia species (not the types which cause sexually transmitted infections). Many viruses can also cause lung infections. The list goes on. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed this past Friday with Influenza A and Pneumonia of right middle lobe due to infectious organism. feeling better. Return to work Mon?

I was diagnosed this past Friday with Influenza A and Pneumonia of right middle lobe due to infectious organism.  feeling better.  Return to work Mon?

Sure, if feel well: If you are feeling well, fever is gone, and you're not coughing a lot, there's no reason you cannot return to work. It won't affect your recovery and probably you no longer contagious for your coworkers, so it's entirely safe. But you might tire easily. Be prepared to be wiped out after a few hours and maybe go home early for a few days. ...Read more

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What can cause pneumonia?

What can cause pneumonia?

Lots of things: Lots of things can cause pneumonia, which is an infection of the lung. Bacteria, viruses & fungi can all cause pneumonia. However, so can aspiration which occurs when choking on something, typically stomach contents. Appropriate vaccines are very useful in decreasing certain, but not all, pneumonias. ...Read more

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What can cause pneumonia?

What can cause pneumonia?

Almost anything: There are non-infectious causes and infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and so on. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia actually caused by?

What is pneumonia actually caused by?

Infection...: Pneumonia is caused by an infection of the lung parenchyma. When the etiology is bacterial, antibiotics are prescribed whereas supportive care is given when there is a viral etiology. ...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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Pneumonia (Definition)

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