Pneumonia And Its Signs And Symptoms

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This case study was directed recollecting the genuine goal to stimulate and welcome the unmistakable attributes of pneumonia and its signs and symptoms. It will focus on bacteria pneumonia particularly Streptococcus pneumoniae in patients who are 65yr old or older. Pneumonia is a very serious threat to our health but can be quite fatal in older adults. Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia in the US. Pneumonia is the 6th leading cause for death in the United States and the most widely recognized reason for death from infectious disease (Case Study 13 Bacterial Pneumonia, 2007). Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by an infection. Pneumonia is a disease that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), bringing on a cough with mucus or pus, fever, chills, and trouble breathing (Staff, 2016). In pneumonia the patient usually cough up greenish or yellow sputum and sometimes blood. The patient can also have a fever, chills, and confusion especially in older adults. A case of pneumonia can be easily misdiagnosed because the disease is just like a regular cold presenting a cough and fever, but could be deadly if there are not quick interventions of care done. When it comes to pneumonia it is in the best interest for all to do everything to prevent pneumonia, but when older adults get this infection recognizing it early and treating it gives the patient a chance to full

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