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What are the causes of pneumonia?Treatment of pneumonia?

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

In brief: Infection/antibiotic

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, which can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi.
Somethings which predispose to pneumonia include impaired cough ( which may happen after surgery or after something like a stroke, weakened immune system, which may be seen with things like cancer chemo, or chronic lung disease. Treatment is antibiotics, support like supplemental oxygen if needed and time.

In brief: Infection/antibiotic

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, which can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi.
Somethings which predispose to pneumonia include impaired cough ( which may happen after surgery or after something like a stroke, weakened immune system, which may be seen with things like cancer chemo, or chronic lung disease. Treatment is antibiotics, support like supplemental oxygen if needed and time.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bacterial or Viral

Depends on the cause.
Most pneumonias are caused by a bacteria, and need antibiotics. Viruses can also sometimes cause pneumonias, but these are usually in both lungs, and not as severe. X-rays and blood work can usually tell this quickly and help determine the best treatment plan.

In brief: Bacterial or Viral

Depends on the cause.
Most pneumonias are caused by a bacteria, and need antibiotics. Viruses can also sometimes cause pneumonias, but these are usually in both lungs, and not as severe. X-rays and blood work can usually tell this quickly and help determine the best treatment plan.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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