Pneumonia Essay

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  • Pneumonia Vs Lobar Pneumonia

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    PNEUMONIA Pneumonia is a disease in the lungs that is caused by different bacteria such as Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas, Haemophilus, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, several viruses, and certain fungi and protozoans. This disease can be divided into two forms; bronchial pneumonia and lobar pneumonia. Bronchial pneumonia involves the alveoli adjacent to the bronchioles. Lobar pneumonia involves all the single lobe of the lungs; both of these forms are caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. Pneumococcal

  • Pneumonia

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    Pneumonia is a condition that occurs in the lungs that causes inflammation. It is caused by infections at large. However, bacteria, fungi, viruses and other parasites may also be responsible for the condition. Older people who are above 65 years, people having chronic illness and those who have a week immune system are more prone and likely to this kind of inflammation. Pneumonia can range from mild to life threatening illness. In fact this condition is characterized with high inflammation in

  • Pneumonia Analysis

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    Your physician will diagnose pneumonia based on your medical history, a physical exam, and test results. Your doctor will listen to your lung sounds and if you have pneumonia your lungs may have a crackling or rumbling sound when you inhale. Wheezing may also, be heard. Then he/she may obtain a CXR to determine inflammation in your lungs. A complete blood

  • Symptoms And Treatment Of Pneumonia

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    very young children are particularly vulnerable to these illnesses. Pneumonia is a germ-caused disease and varies in severity with the most severe form affecting the weak or immature immune people mentioned above (Frieden, 2015). Mild pneumonia attacks healthy people with good immune systems and is treatable at home, clearing up in about two weeks. This paper will give a detailed overview of this deadly disease. Introduction Pneumonia is a term used to refer to the inflammation of the air sacs in the

  • Symptoms And Symptoms Of Pneumonia

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    Introduction Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be a mild to severe illness for all ages. It is caused by bacteria, virus, or fungi. Pneumonia was the leading cause of death in the U.S. About 2 million people in the U.S get pneumonia each year, only causing about 60,000 deaths. Pneumonia is the leading cause of child death worldwide. It is accountable for 15% of children’s’ deaths under five years old, killing around 922,000 children in 2015 (WHO 2015). Pneumonia affects everyone worldwide but

  • A Report On Pneumonia Vaccine

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    Pneumonia Vaccine Policies in Kenya Tram Nguyen Arizona State University   Pneumonia Vaccine Policies in Kenya Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection which is caused by a bacterium called Streptococcus pneumoniae. Pneumonia is transmitted via air-borne droplets from coughing and sneezing, and it may also spread through blood. In 2015, pneumonia killed 15 percent of all deaths in children under the age of five, becoming the leading cause of death in children all over the world (World

  • Symptoms And Symptoms Of Pneumonia

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    Introduction: Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death in children and the fourth leading cause of death in the elderly worldwide.1,2 Although pneumonia is a common disease, it rarely affects healthy individuals. This condition affects people of all ages, however it is most dangerous in immunocompromised individuals such as children, infants, and older adults.1 Other populations that are vulnerable are those who are bedridden, inactive, or immobile; those with altered consciousness; those

  • Pneumonia And Its Signs And Symptoms

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    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

  • disease process pneumonia

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    process Disease Process: ________Pneumonia_____________________________________________ Pathophysiology at the Cellular or Organ Level Pneumonia is described in Tabers cyclopedia medical dictionary, “as inflammation of the lungs, usually due to an infection with bacteria, viruses, or other pathogenic organisms” (p.1833) The pathophysiology of pneumonia is broken down in four stages cough, red hepatization, gray hepatization, and resolution. The

  • Community Acquired Pneumonia

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    CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Pneumonia is one of the most common infectious diseases prevalent nowadays and affects all ages. It is an acute or chronic infection of one or both lungs caused by microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria or chemical irritants. (Schmitt, 2011) It has different types, and one of them is Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). CAP is a disease in which individuals who have not recently been hospitalized develop an infection of the lungs. It occurs because the areas of the lung