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What is the difference between pneumonia and pulmonary edema?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Infection vs Fluid

Accumulation. Pneumonia means you have an infection in your lungs.
Where as pulmonary edema reflects fluid accumulation in your lungs.

In brief: Infection vs Fluid

Accumulation. Pneumonia means you have an infection in your lungs.
Where as pulmonary edema reflects fluid accumulation in your lungs.
Dr. Michael Borookhim
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Fluid versus infect

Pulmonary edema is fluid in the lung from any cause, sometimes related to impaired heart function, but also seen with a number of other causes of inflammation in the lung, such as smoke inhalation, trauma, and severe infections including pneumonia.
Pneumonia is a lung infection. The two entities can coexist and may look similar on chest xray.

In brief: Fluid versus infect

Pulmonary edema is fluid in the lung from any cause, sometimes related to impaired heart function, but also seen with a number of other causes of inflammation in the lung, such as smoke inhalation, trauma, and severe infections including pneumonia.
Pneumonia is a lung infection. The two entities can coexist and may look similar on chest xray.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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