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What is pneumonia

What is pneumonia

Lung infection: An infection of lung tissue air sacs ( alveoli) is a pneumonia. An infection confined to just the larger air tubes would be called bronchitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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


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What is pneumonia?

What is pneumonia?

Lung infection: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue, usually caused by bacteria, but could be viral or parasitic. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia?

What is pneumonia?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungus. It can be diagnosed by a physician by chest x-ray in most cases. Most cases (if caught early enough) can be easily treated as an outpatient. It becomes more problematic in the elderly, and more medically frail patients so get evaluated by your doctor if you believe you have it! ...Read more

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What is pneumonia ?

What is pneumonia ?

Lung infection / rxn: Any reaction in the lung that causes typical symptoms (fever, cough with phlegm, etc.) along with a visible abnormality on X-ray is considered pneumonia. Most often, it is a (bacterial) infection; however, pneumonia can be caused by a hypersensitivity (immune) reaction, viruses, exposure to harmful chemicals or inorganic material like coal dust, asbestos, & the like, radiation, & multiple others. ...Read more

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How is pneumonia treated?

How is pneumonia treated?

Tx PNA.: Pneumonia is typically a bacterial infection, so antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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What is lingular pneumonia?

What is lingular pneumonia?

Lefti sided: Pneumonia in the lingular lobe which is present on the left lung, mostly bacterial since it's lobar. ...Read more

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Pneumonia. How could that be ?

Pneumonia. How could that be ?

Question unclear: Pneumonia is inflammation of lung tissue. It can be due to many causes, including infection due to viruses, bacteria, fungi, atypicals, drug reactions, autoimmune illnesses, and so on. There are usually predisposing factors involved. ...Read more

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What causes broncho-pneumonia?

What causes broncho-pneumonia?

Various: microrganisms can be responsible. Check this link: http://www.healthline.com/health/bronchopneumonia#Overview1 ...Read more

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What are the signs of pneumonia?

Colored phlegm,fever: A cough productive of colored (yellow/green or other colors) phlegm. Elderly patients often do not have fever. Other signs to look for are rapid heart rate, chest pain. Prompt treatment of pneumonia with antibiotics and diagnosis with chest exam/chest xray is important. Additional risk factors such as underlying disease of smoking/hypertension/diabetes make someone more prone to infection. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pneumonia?

What are the causes of pneumonia?

Infection: Pneumonia is a result of an infection of the lung tissue. This can be cause by bacteria, viruses, or even some fungii. Pneumonia symptoms usually include fevers, chills, cough, shortness of breath, and occasionally chest pain. If you have a disease or take any medication that suppresses your immune system, more exotic bacteria and fungii can cause the infection. ...Read more

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What are the sysptoms for pneumonia?

What are the sysptoms for pneumonia?

Here's some: Cough, fever, sputum, shortness of breath, elevated heart rate, and chest pain. Symptoms often aren't as obvious in the young or elderly. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having pneumonia?

What are the signs of having pneumonia?

Pneumonia.: Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, chills and sweats. Can develop quickly or can take some time, depending on the bacterium/virus involved. Signs include a measured fever and typical findings on a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurence?

What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurence?

DependS: If healthy and under 65 not likely. If not healthy (lung disease, heart disease, on chemo, frequent hospitalization) over age 65 then pneumonia recurrences are higher. Get immunizations (pneumonia, flu, tdap). ...Read more

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Asparational pneumonia, what is it and what causes it?

Aspiration pneumonia: This occurs when some one has got the stomach contents going into the lungs. Happens in unconscious patients , stroke patients or anaesthetised patients who cannot protect their airways. The stomach contents are acidic and invoke a strong inflammatory reaction . Also some bacteria may be saved from the aspirated vomitus to make things worse. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia deadly?

Is pneumonia deadly?

Maybe: Most of the time it is not, but severe pneumonia can be fatal especially in those with underlying diseases that impair the immune system, the heart or the lungs. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia contagious?

Is pneumonia contagious?

Most forms - yes.: There are some bacteria and viruses that specialize in causing pneumonia. These are definitely contagious. For older folks or folks that have immune problems/chronic diseases, these patients can get protection with a 'pneumonia shot'. Then there are 'flu' shots that I'm sure you've heard of. Some types of pneumonia don't spread like 'choking on your vomit' - we call that aspiration pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia contagious?

Pneumonia: There are so many types of pneumonia and ways that people get pneumonia that a one size fits all answer here is impossible. Yes, it can be contagious in certain circumstances and in certain individuals. But, in most cases it is not passed on easily in normal social settings. ...Read more

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How deadly is pneumonia?

Can be fatal if untr: If left untreated couyld be serious depending on if its viral or bacterial. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is septic pneumonia?

What is septic pneumonia?

Infection plus: This is imprecise term but "sepsis" is said to exist when there are signs of a generalized inflammatory response in the body, this includes fever, elevated white cell count, rapid heart rate and respiratory rate, abnormally low blood pressure. If the source of the infection causing this is the lung, then the patient may be said to be septic from pneumonia. ...Read more

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