Saturday, March 24, 2007


This disease is caused by bacteria due to which there is inflammation of the lung. Air sacs fill up with pus so that air is excluded and the kung becomes solid. The symptoms depend upon the amount of lung involved and the virulence of bacteria but most common symptom include pain in chest and cough, apart from that there are shadows in X-ray (of chest). Broncho-pneumonia is the commonest form which is quite a serious type. In lobar pneumonia, whole lobes of either or both the lungs are affected due to strains of streptococcus pneumonia but hypostatic pneumonia develops in dependent parts of the lung in those who are otherwise ill, chilled or immobilized.

Whatever be the type of infection, no case should be handled by a layman due to its serious complication. These bacteria that cause pneumonia or any type of it are sensitive to antibiotics and timely treatment can ensure quicker recovery.


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