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What predisposes someone to bronchopneumonia?

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In brief: Bronchopneumonia...

...Is an infection, but asthma and smoking will make it more severe.

In brief: Bronchopneumonia...

...Is an infection, but asthma and smoking will make it more severe.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Several things

Bronchopneumonia refers to the areas of lung involvement, suggesting that the disease affects many areas of lung in a pattern which implies dissemination through the bronchi, rather than a lobar pattern, which involves individual or several segments of lung.
This usually occurs with specific organisms, rather than because of specific risk factors (smoking, immunosupression, prior influenza, etc.

In brief: Several things

Bronchopneumonia refers to the areas of lung involvement, suggesting that the disease affects many areas of lung in a pattern which implies dissemination through the bronchi, rather than a lobar pattern, which involves individual or several segments of lung.
This usually occurs with specific organisms, rather than because of specific risk factors (smoking, immunosupression, prior influenza, etc.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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