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What is pneumonia ?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
7 doctors agree

In brief: Lung infection / rxn

Any reaction in the lung that causes typical symptoms (fever, cough with phlegm, etc.
) along with a visible abnormality on X-ray is considered pneumonia. Most often, it is a (bacterial) infection; however, pneumonia can be caused by a hypersensitivity (immune) reaction, viruses, exposure to harmful chemicals or inorganic material like coal dust, asbestos, & the like, radiation, & multiple others.

In brief: Lung infection / rxn

Any reaction in the lung that causes typical symptoms (fever, cough with phlegm, etc.
) along with a visible abnormality on X-ray is considered pneumonia. Most often, it is a (bacterial) infection; however, pneumonia can be caused by a hypersensitivity (immune) reaction, viruses, exposure to harmful chemicals or inorganic material like coal dust, asbestos, & the like, radiation, & multiple others.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: A lung

infection.

In brief: A lung

infection.
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