Pneumonia Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. The infection may be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in your lung’s air sacs, also referred to as alveoli. The alveoli fill with fluid or pus, making it difficult to breathe. Symptoms of pneumonia can range from mild to life threatening.
Interstitial pneumonia (atypical)-occurs in areas between alveoli-routinely caused by viruses or uncommon bacteria; nosocromial pneumonia-develops more than 48 hours after hospitalization; community-acquired pneumonia-acquired outside the hospital;
What are the symptoms of pneumonia? Symptoms of pneumonia caused by bacteria usually come on more quickly than pneumonia caused by virus. Although symptoms may vary greatly depending on other underlying conditions, common symptoms include: Cough Rusty or green mucus (sputum) coughed up from lungs Fever Fast breathing and shortness of breath Shaking chills Chest pain that usually worsens when taking a deep breath (pleuritic pain)....
Mycoplasma pneumonia may occur in association with swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, joint pain, or an middle ear infection. Viral pneumonia presents more commonly with wheezing than does bacterial pneumonia
Pneumonia Causes, Symptoms And Types; Pneumonia was one of the biggest causes of death pre-antibiotics with a 40-60% mortality rate. If the SHTF and antibiotics become scarce, this is a disease to prep for.