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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)

Pneumonia is 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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How is pneumonia treated?

How is pneumonia treated?

Antibiotics: There are many treatments for pneumonia including antibiotics, breathing treatments, oxygen and sometimes hospitalization is needed. ...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?

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