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What are the differences between pneumonia and viral pneumonia?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Subtype

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs with a germ, which may be a bacteria, a fungus or a virus.
So viral pneumonia is a specific kind of pneumonia.

In brief: Subtype

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs with a germ, which may be a bacteria, a fungus or a virus.
So viral pneumonia is a specific kind of pneumonia.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Terminology

Pneumonia refers to a condition of the lung & is most often used to refer to bacterial infections in the lung.
Viral pneumonia actually gives you the agent causing the abnormal condition.This terminology distinction is similar to saying brick house, rather than just house. Pneumonia can be caused by a variety of agents, so the more specific the description the better understood.

In brief: Terminology

Pneumonia refers to a condition of the lung & is most often used to refer to bacterial infections in the lung.
Viral pneumonia actually gives you the agent causing the abnormal condition.This terminology distinction is similar to saying brick house, rather than just house. Pneumonia can be caused by a variety of agents, so the more specific the description the better understood.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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