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What is bronchopneumonia ?

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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Bacterial Pneumonia (Definition)

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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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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What are the tests for bronchopneumonia?

What are the tests for bronchopneumonia?

Good Exam: First and foremost the most important part of "testing" for bronchopneumonia is a good examination. Blood counts and blood cultures are often done and certainly a chest xray. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of bronchopneumonia?

What are typical symptoms of bronchopneumonia?

BRONCHOPNEUMONIA: Child starts with auri, followed by worsening of symptoms, fever, persistent cough, headache, chest pains, shortness of breath, body malaise, loss of appetite, etc. Chest xray will show the bilateral density. ...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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What is d difference in bronchopneumonia and lobar pneumonia.?

Pneumonia : Acute inflammation of the walls of the smaller bronchial tubes, with irregular areas of consolidation due to spread of the inflammation into the peribronchiolar alveoli and the alveolar ducts of the lungs. Also called bronchial pneumonia. Lobar pneumonia - pneumonia affecting one or more lobes of the lung; generally lobar is larger and affects one or more loves of the lung. ...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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What is the difference between bronchopneumonia and hypostatic pneumonia. Are the treatments exactly identical?

What is the difference between bronchopneumonia and hypostatic pneumonia.  Are the treatments exactly identical?

Pneumonia: Hypostatic pneumonia is usually confined to bedridden people. There is usually a collection of fluid in the lung bases which may have to be drained.Treatment also consists of antibiotics as in broncopneumonia. ...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 one die ?

Can bronchopneumonia make one die ?

Yes: The creator of the MUPPETS, Jim Henson died after contracting pneumococcal bronchopneumonia. It was rumored that he delayed seeking care for this treatable condition. It is a reminder that even treatable conditions can kill you if you don't attend to them . ...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

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I've got bronchopneumonia. Now what?

I've got bronchopneumonia. Now what?

Please see below.: If you've seen your doc & been diagnosed with bronchopneumonia, you should have received a prescription for antibiotics. Take the medicine as prescribed -- don't skip doses!also, make sure you stay well hydrated & get a lot of rest. Usually, your doctor will want to see you in a few weeks to ensure that the infection is gone. Most have no long term problems once the infection clears. Feel better! ...Read more

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Describe the features of bronchopneumonia.?

Describe the features of bronchopneumonia.?

Cough and fever: Broncho-pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Also called pneumnonia. Most present with cough, fever, and fatigue. Some also have chest or stomach pain. Often your doctor can diagnose pneumonia by examning you. Sometimes a chest xray is needed. Pneumonia can be caused by many different types of germs; your doctor will pick a treatment specific to your situation. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how serious is bronchopneumonia?

Can be serious: Bronchopneumonia tends to be less serious than pneumonia. Pneumonia is still a leading cause of hospitalization and death. Follow your doctor's recommendations and follow up if you are not improving. ...Read more

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How are the steps of recovery for bronchopneumonia?

Gradual improvement: Once appropriate treatment has started, fever generally improves first, followed by cough. As the cough improves, chest pain should get better. Gradually the mucus decreases and the energy returns. It may take several weeks for everything to "get back to normal". Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions about how long to treat the problem. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does bronchopneumonia develop?

Germs: "approximately one-third of the pneumonia cases in the United States each year are caused by respiratory viruses. These viruses are the most common cause of pneumonia in children younger than 5 years." http://www.Lung.Org/lung-disease/pneumonia/understanding-pneumonia.Html this is a good website- explains it well. ...Read more

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What are the potential problems for bronchopneumonia?

Complications: There are several potential problems (too many to list here) that can develop during an episode of pneumonia & these are determined by the age of patient, underlying lung or heart diseases, immune status & associated airway or medical problems. Most cases respond well to oral antibiotic therapy but complicated pneumonias can occur due to the above mentioned factors. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for bronchopneumonia to go away?

7-10 days : Simple cases respond well to antibiotics. Mycoplasma pneumonia may take longer but respond well to Erythromycin ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat someone with bronchopneumonia?

BRONCHOPNEUMONIA: It depends upon the severity. Since it is usually bilateral associated with fever and difficulty in breathing, they are hospitalized with IV antibiotics and oxygen inhalation and other supportive treatments. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bronchopneumonia?

What is the definition or description of: Bronchopneumonia?

Bronchopneumonia: Bronchopneumonia or lobular pneumonia is infection and/or inflammation caused by a virus, bacteria or fungus. It affects the small air sacs or alveoli and bronchioles. The lungs are subdivided into lobules. Bronchopneumonia can affect one or more lobules of the lungs. ...Read more

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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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