Symptoms And Symptoms Of Pneumonia

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Pneumonia can be defined as the inflammatory process of the lungs that produces excess fluid. The most common cause of pneumonia is bacteria pneumonia. Bacteria pneumonia is caused by Streptococcus pneumonia. This type of pneumonia can occur on its own or after you 've had a cold or the flu. For your average adult, pneumonia manifestations include: fever, chills, flushed face, diaphoresis, shortness of breath, tachypnea, pleuritic chest pain, sputum production, crackles, coughing, dull chest percussion over areas of consolidation, decreased oxygen saturation, and purulent blood tinged sputum. Older adults who experience pneumonia may experience some of the same symptoms as younger adults; however, when assessing an older adult for…show more content…
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