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What Causes Frequent Pneumonia
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Frequent pneumonia is never good, but it depends on the age of the patient and their underlying health to try to determine the cause. Sometimes patients with asthma have white spots on their xray which may get called pneumonia when it is really an asthma flare-up. The most important thing is to find out why the pneumonia happens so often. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Hx of frequent pneumonia and asthma. 1 episode of sharp lt sided chest and shoulder pain, 7/10. Lasted only seconds, no other sx. Pleuritis?
Doubtful: Pleuritic pain usually lasts for days if not weeks. I am more concerned about the recurrent bouts of pneumonia. Do you have issues with water damage at the home? If so, exposure to molds may cause a condition known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis and avoidance is the only sure cure. ...Read more
Seen many docs, no diagnosis- Fit 38 yo female w/chronic lung issues- frequent pneumonia&fever, abnormal CTscan&biopsy. No allergy or asthma. ?
Pulmonologist 2nd op: this is not easy to answer in general terms. assuming no smoking history/no exposure and ruled out cystic fibrosis, alpha antitrypsin deficiency, idiopathic bronchiectasis. I would probably advise to seek 2nd opinion from pulmonologist with all your results on hands. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me in infants, pneumothorax, pneumatocele, and empyema are frequent complications of pneumonia caused by?
Rare complication: These are very rare and serious complications of pneumonia. First question - is the child immunized? Several organisms can cause this, including Strep pneumoniae and MRSA (methicillin resistant Staph aureus). If an infant is having such serious complications, the immune system will often be checked. Sometimes the bacteria is never recovered because the antibiotics given can alter culture results. ...Read more
Aspiration Pneumonia: This is caused by stomach contents leaking up one's esophagus and going into your trachea (wind pipe) and going into the lungs. The stomach contents can damage the lungs and bacteria in the stomach contents can cause an infection in the lung. Strokes, alcohol , some drugs, several diseases can make this more likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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