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What is the difference between pneumonia and pulmonary edema?

What is the difference between pneumonia and pulmonary edema?

Infection vs Fluid: Accumulation. Pneumonia means you have an infection in your lungs. Where as pulmonary edema reflects fluid accumulation in your lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Fluid In The Lungs (Definition)

Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate (thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative (heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling (thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need ...Read more


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How do pneumonia and pulmonary edema differ?

How do pneumonia and pulmonary edema differ?

Very different cause: 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. ...Read more

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Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same?

Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same?

No: 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. ...Read more

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Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same thing?

No: 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. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary edema a sign or symptom for pneumonia?

Is pulmonary edema a sign or symptom for pneumonia?

No: 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. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause acute pulmonary edema?

Pulmonry edema: ...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. ...Read more

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Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

No, but: Increased pleural fluid (effusion) may be caused by pulmonary edema and heart failure. This is because the heart is unable to pump the blood effectively and fluid backs up in the lungs and leaks out to the pleural space. The fluid can often be relieved by medication. Pneumonia can cause increased fluid as well, which is often infected (empyema). This is removed by a tube in the chest or surgery. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pneumothorax and pulmonary edema?

What is the difference between pneumothorax and pulmonary edema?

Different: When lungs get filled with fluid is called pulmonary edema as seen in heart failure, when air enters in the pleural cavity ; displaces lung (pneumothorax) as seen in reputes of lung bleb, both conditions will interfere lung function, can be lethal if untreated ...Read more

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What is the difference between pulmonary edema and pulmonary congestion?

What is the difference between pulmonary edema and pulmonary congestion?

Pulm edema: A matter of semantics to some physicians. The terms are often used interchangeably to describe fluid build-up in the lungs regardless of cause. More descriptive terms that are used include cardiogenic pulmonary edema and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism?

What is the difference between a pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism?

Another thought: The formation of a clot in the lung may originate in the lung as well. If there is underlying lung disease or cardiac disease, then these are risk factors potentially for the formation of an embolism. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pleural effusion and pulmonary edema? Where does the water accumulates in pul edema?

Different Location: A pleural effusion is fluid around the lungs that collects between the lung and chest wall. Pulmonary edema is fluid that collects in the lung airspaces themselves. Many times, you can have both together. Both cause difficulty with breathing. ...Read more

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What the difference between a pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism?

What the difference between a pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism?

Difference...: Pulmonary edema is excess fluid in the lungs whereas pulmonary embolus is a blood clot in the pulmonary vascular system. They are very different but a pulmonary embolus is one of the many, many causes of pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between pulmonary edema and sinus congestion?

Lungs vs nose: Pulmonary edema is "wet lungs." this is usually related to congestive heart failure. Sinus congestion is related to nasal stuffiness and sinus blockage. ...Read more

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The difference pulmonary edema and congestion is what?

Not much: Pulmonary edema is a type of pulmonary congestion. Congestion just means something is in your lungs. Pulmonary edema means that "water" is in your lungs usually from the heart not pumping well. ...Read more

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Hello dr what's the difference pulmonary edema and pulmonary venous congestion?

Hello dr what's the difference pulmonary edema and pulmonary venous congestion?

Pulmonary: Pulmonary venous congestion will eventually lead to pulmonary edema if not checked; both are serious conditions needing prompt diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Are there any differences between Pleural effusions and pulmonary edema? If so, what are they?

Are there any differences between Pleural effusions and pulmonary edema? If so, what are they?

In or around lungs: Pulmonary edema is fluid seepage with in the lungs and pleural effusion is fluid build up around the lungs between chest wall and the lungs in the pleural space. Pulmonary edema can occur due to cardiac or renal dysfunction. Pleural effusion can be accompanied by Pulmonary edema or without it. There are many reasons for pleural effusion build up. ...Read more

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Goodmorning. Which are the differences between pleural effusion end pulmonary edema on lung auscultation?

Goodmorning. Which are the differences between pleural effusion end pulmonary edema on lung auscultation?

Opposites: B"sd
yes decreased or absent Breath Sounds with effusion, rales and rhonci with edema
at least in the old days - However, I hardly auscultate these days. ...Read more

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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

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How do you treat pulmonary edema in a patient with pneumonia?

How do you treat pulmonary edema in a patient with pneumonia?

Gently.: 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. ...Read more

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Could pulmonary edema ever resolve on its own if left untreated?

Could pulmonary edema ever resolve on its own if left untreated?

Watch out!: Pulmonary edema is life threatening. Unless the patient gets dehydrated or with significant fluid restriction it is dangerouse. It is caused by many things like congestive heart failure, fluid overload and disorders that elevate the pulmonary pressure. It requires attention soon. If patient takes diuretics it may resolve. Find the cause and treat. ...Read more

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What would you look for in someone who has developed pulmonary edema pretty fast?

Heart failure: Usually sever heart failure, caused by either a problem with the heart muscle or a very abnormal heart rhythm. However, sepsis can also cause flash pulmonary edema if it effects the heart, but this is not as common. ...Read more

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My grandmother, 72, has pulmonary edema. What causes this? This will remain forever? Thanks

CHF most common: Hi. The most common cause of pulmonary edema is congestive heart failure, although many other causes are also possible (sepsis, ARDS, etc, etc). Her physician may be able to give you specific information on her case. It may be treatable, depending on the cause. Good luck to her! ...Read more

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Is pulmonary edema curable?

Depends: Pulmonary edema is a symptom, not a disease or condition. It all depends on what is causing the pulmonary edema. If, for example, due to heart failure, it may be treatable. If due to metastatic lung cancer, it may not. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary edema a circulation problem?

Sort of: Pulmonary edema can be related to heart failure. If the heart fails as a pump, this elevates the blood pressure in the pulmonary circulation, because the fluid gets "backed up", the elevated pressure causes the capillaries to leak fluid into the air spaces. In non cardiac edema, there is an inflammatory injury to the capillaries, from a toxin or infection etc. This causes the capillaries to leak. ...Read more

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Is it possible to X-ray a pulmonary edema?

Is it possible to X-ray a pulmonary edema?

Yes,: pulmonary edema can generally be visualized on a chest xray, but the appearance is not entirely specific. ...Read more

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Could I need cpap if I have pulmonary edema?

Could I need cpap if I have pulmonary edema?

Yes: Pulmonary edema caused by congestive heart failure gets better quicker with cpap. In other cases it is used to minimize the need for life support with a breathing tube. ...Read more

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Why don't lungs fail during pulmonary edema?

They often do: Pulmonary edema is one of the most common causes of respiratory failure. That's why we have ventilators and icus. Less severe cases of pulmonary edema can be tolerated well enough to avoid respiratory failure. Just like a rain, its a matter of degree. You can have a light shower, or a deluge and flash-flooding. ...Read more

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When does pulmonary edema occur in a patient?

When does pulmonary edema occur in a patient?

Pulmonary edema: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-edema/basics/definition/con-20022485

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
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Pulmonary Edema (Definition)

The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and shouldn't have fluids. In pulmonary edema they fill up with fluids most commonly, from heart failure. This causes shortness of breath. Other causes are kidney and liver failure. Low protein in blood or allergic reactions. Treatment usually require diuretics or water pills ...Read more