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What are the consequences of my kid having bronchopneumonia?

What are the consequences of my kid having bronchopneumonia?

Usually no: Bronchopneumonia is most often caused by various virus infections and seldom results in any serious consequence, especially in children. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Bacterial Pneumonia (Definition)

Bronchopneumonia is a type of pneumonia that is located diffusely throughout the lung tissue, as opposed to the more common lobar pneumonia, which is generally located in a single defined ...Read more


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My 3 years child is with bronchopneumonia. What is the cause of this?

My 3 years child is with bronchopneumonia.  What is the cause of this?

Cannot tell: It may be viral or bacterial, or potentially other types of germs. The best way in which to find out is to talk to the doctors caring for them and get the results of cultures if they have been taken. Hope they are better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cannot sleep. My child has bronchopneumonia. What is that?

Cannot sleep. My child has bronchopneumonia. What is that?

Lung infection: This is infection of the tissues of the lung and can be caused by different microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, and others. Your pediatrician should be able to explain what they think is causing this. Most children recover fairly rapidly. ...Read more

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Is bronchial pneumonia contagious? My oldest son has had it for 5 days. Started abx yesterday. Will my other kids get it? Incubation period?

Is bronchial pneumonia contagious?  My oldest son has had it for 5 days. Started abx yesterday. Will my other kids get it? Incubation period?

See below: 2 types of bronchial pneumonia: bacterial (you started your son on an antibiotic) and viral (no antibiotics and runs it course over time). Most will say it is no longer contagious when fever goes away. I will say good hand hygiene and not sharing saliva will decrease chances of transmission. Incubation period varies: 1-3 days-even as long as 7-10 days (depends on age and health/immune system). ...Read more

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What is bronchopneumonia ?

Infection of lungs: The short answer is the inflammation due to the infection of the lungs, bronchial tubes, and bronchioles. Often accompanied by fever, chills, cough, chest pain, fast heart rate and even increased work of breathing. Sometimes this is also referred to as "community acquired pneumonia". ...Read more

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What causes bronchopneumonia?

What causes bronchopneumonia?

Variety of causes: It is an infection of the lungs. It can be caused by a variety of organisms, like viruses, bacteria or fungi. ...Read more

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Management of bronchopneumonia ?

Antibiotics: You need a doctor to evaluate the situation clinically. Depending on your age and your response to the infection you may not need to be hospitalized, but leave your mind open. It is easier to treat bronchopneumonia correctly as early as possible than it is to get you better after you have taken a turn for the worse. ...Read more

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How to diagnose bronchopneumonia?

How to diagnose bronchopneumonia?

Pneumonia: Bronchopneumonia is a different word for pneumonia, which is an infection in the lung tissue. It can be viral or bacteria (rarely fungal) and varies in severity from no fever, mild cough, to high fever, problems breathing and need for oxygen. When we listen with a stethoscope we hear something like velcro, and sometimes wheezing. A chest xray sometimes is needed. ...Read more

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Can bronchopneumonia make you die ?

Can bronchopneumonia make you die ?

Yes: B ronchopneumnia is a serious infection involving the lung and bronchial tubes. It needs the skilful attention of a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok
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