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How can bacteria cause pulmonary edema?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Infection...

Bacteria can cause an infection of the lungs which is called pneumonia.
This, in turn, can cause inflammation leading to excess fluid in the lung which is called pulmonary edema. It can also lead to fluid surrounding the lung, called a pleural effusion.

In brief: Infection...

Bacteria can cause an infection of the lungs which is called pneumonia.
This, in turn, can cause inflammation leading to excess fluid in the lung which is called pulmonary edema. It can also lead to fluid surrounding the lung, called a pleural effusion.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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