Pneumonia Causes

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Just Now An infection caused by bacteria or virus. Fungi or mycoplasma can rarely be the cause. Fungal pneumonia is not infectious.

  • Bacterial and viral pneumonia spread through inhalation of airborne droplets by coughing or sneezing

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9 hours ago The flu (influenza virus) and the common cold (rhinovirus) are the most common causes of viral pneumonia in adults. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most …

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3 hours ago Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. The infection leads to inflammation in the air sacs of the lungs, which are called alveoli. …

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4 hours ago Pneumonia is a type of infection that affects your lungs. It can affect one or both lungs. It causes the air sacs in the lungs, called alveoli, to fill with pus or other liquid. …

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1 hours ago Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of your lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. When there is an infection in the lungs, several things happen, including: Your airways swell (become inflamed) The air sacs in the lungs fill …

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Just Now Pneumonia is a lung infection that’s caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. It ranges from mild to severe. Some cases of pneumonia occur as a complication of another …

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2 hours ago Bacteria and viruses typically cause pneumonia. Fungi can also cause some types of pneumonia. Pneumonia affects millions of people around the world each year. In the …

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7 hours ago Technically, pneumonia is a type of pneumonitis because the infection causes inflammation. Pneumonitis, however, is usually used by doctors to refer to noninfectious causes of lung inflammation. Common causes of …

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8 hours ago COVID pneumonia is caused when your immune system attacks an infection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in your lungs. This makes the small sacs in your lungs (alveoli) swell and leak …

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3 hours ago Pneumococcal pneumonia is caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae germ that normally lives in the upper respiratory tract. It infects over 900,000 Americans every year. Bacterial …

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8 hours ago Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Pneumonia can be prevented by immunization, adequate nutrition, and by addressing environmental factors. …

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4 hours ago Causes & Transmission Many people think pneumococcal pneumonia is a cold or the flu, but it’s not. Pneumococcal pneumonia is caused by bacteria that live in the upper …

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8 hours ago The bacteria cause illness by damaging the lining of the respiratory tract including the throat, windpipe, and lungs. Some people may become infected and have mild or no symptoms. How …

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5 hours ago Viral pneumonia: Respiratory viruses are often the cause of pneumonia. Young children and older people are especially at a risk of viral pneumonia. Viral pneumonia lasts for a shorter …

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2 hours ago Pneumonia is an infection of one or both of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. It is a serious infection in which the air sacs fill with pus and other liquid. Lobar pneumonia affects …

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9 hours ago However, it can't tell your doctor what kind of germ is causing the pneumonia. Pulse oximetry. This measures the oxygen level in your blood. Pneumonia can prevent your lungs from moving enough oxygen into your …

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3 hours ago Chlamydial pneumonia is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci. A course of antibiotics is recommended. Mycotic pneumonia (also known as fungal pneumonia) is a …

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can pneumonia go away on its own?

Treatment for pneumonia depends on the type of pneumonia, how sick the patient is, the patient’s age, and if other underlying medical conditions are present. Mild cases of pneumonia will often go away on their own by managing symptoms and getting adequate rest.

What are the different causes of pneumonia?

Types of Pneumonia

  • Bacterial Pneumonia. The most common bacteria causing pneumonia is Streptococcus pneumoniae. ...
  • Viral Pneumonia. It is caused by various viruses such as the influenza virus. ...
  • Mycoplasma Pneumonia. This is known as atypical pneumonia and shows different symptoms. ...
  • Other Pneumonia. These are less common and can be caused by other infectious agents such as fungi. ...

What could happen if my pneumonia remains untreated?

What Are the Complications of Pneumonia?

  • Bacteremia and Septic Shock. If bacteria caused your pneumonia, they could get into your blood, especially if you didn't see a doctor for treatment.
  • Lung Abscesses. Sometimes pneumonia can cause pockets of pus to build up in your lungs. ...
  • Pleural Effusions, Empyema, and Pleurisy. ...
  • Respiratory Failure. ...
  • Kidney Failure. ...
  • Heart Failure. ...

How to tell when you have pneumonia?

  • fever
  • chills
  • cough, which may or may not be productive
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain that happens when you breathe deeply or cough
  • fatigue

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