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.
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.
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
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;
Post-operative fever is a condition wherein there is an abnormally high temperature following a surgical procedure. Factors that may cause post-operative fever are the following: Wind (pneumonia and atelectasis), Wound (surgical incision infections), Water (urinary tract infection), Walking (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus) and Wonder-drugs (especially anesthesia).
Dudley Moore 1953-2002, age 66. He had been diagnosed with the terminal degenerative brain disorder, progressive supranuclear palsy. He died as a result of pneumonia, secondary to immobility caused by the palsy. He was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. His solo career as a comedy film actor was heightened by the success of hit Hollywood films, particularly Foul Play, 10 and Arthur. He received an Oscar nomination for the latter role. He was frequently referred to in the…
Amoxicillin (Amoxil) Amoxil (amoxicillin) is a penicillin antibiotic. It fights bacteria in your body. It is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection.