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What is the difference between pneumonia and pulmonary edema?

Infection vs Fluid

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accumulation. Pneumonia means you have an infection in your lungs. Where as pulmonary edema reflects fluid accumulation in your lungs.
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What are the differences between pneumonia and pulmonary edema?

Pneumonia...

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...is an infection and pulmonary edema isn't; PE usually happens because of a cardiac failure.
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Dr. Philip W. Chao answered:

How do pneumonia and pulmonary edema differ?

Very different cause

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pneumonia is an infection of your lung tissue. Pulmonary edema is fluid which builds up due to various causes of lung inflammation or from yoru heart. It can also occur from toxinsa to your lung.
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Diagnosed with Small Airway Disease. Born 27.5 weeks, on vent and pneumonia and pulmonary edema as baby. Had PFT. Chronic coug. Tightness in chest when not on inhaler. Nonsmoker. What does this mean?

Association

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Very premature children (those born before 32 weeks' gestation) have higher asthma risk -- almost three times that of children born at full term for asthma as young adults. In one study adults age 25 to 35 yrs old had over twice incidence of asthma than adults of full term infants. There is association but not definite cause and effect.
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Can Pneumonia cause Acute Pulmonary Edema?

Pulmonry edema

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...ist just fluid in your lungs. Usually it refers to fluid from congestion from the heart, but pneumoonia can cause fluid to exude into the infected lung, and thus indirectly cause pulmonary edema. I guess the answer is yes, with an asterisk.
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Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same?

No

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Pulmonary edema(PE) is a backup of moisture/fluid that leaks into the tissues of the lung & may leak into the air exchange chambers. Pneumonia(PN) is an inflamatory process in the lungs usually caused by an infection by a germ (virus,bacteria) but could be caused by chemicals (stomach acid).Rx for PE &PN are very different.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same thing?

No

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Pulmonary edema is uninfected fluid in the alveoli of the lung usually do to congestive heart failure or to ARDS (non cardiogenic pulmonary edema or adult respiratory distress syndrome). Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue with infected fluid in the alveoli or interstitial tissues.
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Dr. Jason A. Black answered:

Is pulmonary edema a sign or symptom for pneumonia?

No

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Pulmonary edema refers to fluid in the lungs, whereas pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. They are different entities, although sometimes they are difficult to differentiate.
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how do you treat pulmonary edema in a patient with pneumonia?

Gently.

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It's a careful balance between taking the fluid out of the lungs with something like lasix (furosemide) and not taking too much out as to cause dehydration or kidney problems. The pneumonia itself is likely contributing to the pulmonary so proper antibiotics are key, as well as using something like an incentive spirometer.
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Dr. Rada Ivanov answered:

How do treat the pulmonary edema that from a case of pneumonia? If the antibiotics knocked it out, and there is still edema.

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Pneumonia takes a long time to resolve; even if you have completed your antibiotics, your body and your X-ray may not recover for 4-6 weeks. Pulmonary edema may be related to heart failure as well and be a separate problem requiring adjusting the heart medications.
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