What is this condition?
People with normal lungs and adequate immune defenses usually recover fully. However,
” Location: Bronchopneumonia involves the lungs and small airways of the respiratory tract. Lobular
” Type: Primary
What causes it?
Certain factors can predispose a person to bacterial and viral
Factors that predispose a person to aspiration
What are its symptoms?
In the early stage, a person with bacterial
On examination, the doctor may hear an abnormal breath sound called crackles and discover signs of pleural effusion, abnormal fluid buildup in the lungs. Effusion is responsible for fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, and a nonproductive cough.
How is it diagnosed?
The doctor suspects
How is it treated?
What can a person with
” To avoid giving others your infection, dispose of secretions properly. Sneeze and cough into a disposable tissue .
” To prevent a recurrence of
” Get yearly flu shots and Pneumovax (pneumococcal vaccine) if you have asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic heart disease, or sickle cell disease.