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Does pneumonia cause bronchial obstruction?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
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In brief: Other way around

Pneumonia is essentially pus that blocks the alveoli-air sacs.
If a bronchus is obstructed by a foreign body or tumor, bacteria can get trapped in the undrainable lung and cause pneumonia.

In brief: Other way around

Pneumonia is essentially pus that blocks the alveoli-air sacs.
If a bronchus is obstructed by a foreign body or tumor, bacteria can get trapped in the undrainable lung and cause pneumonia.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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In brief: Yes

There is mucus production associated with pneumonia.
This mucus can cause bronchial obstruction.

In brief: Yes

There is mucus production associated with pneumonia.
This mucus can cause bronchial obstruction.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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