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Causes of Pneumonia Bacterial Pneumonia Viral Pneumonia Mycoplasma Pneumonia Other Kinds of Pneumonia Treating Pneumonia Preventing Pneumonia is Possible If You Have Symptoms WHAT IS PNEUMONIAPneumonia is a serious infection or inflammation of your lungs The air sacs in the lungs fill with pus and other liquid Oxygen has trouble reaching your blood If there is too little oxygen in your blood your body cells cant work properly Because of this and spreading infection through the body pneumonia can cause death Pneumonia can have over 30 different causes Until 1936 pneumonia was the No1 cause of death in the US Since then the use of antibiotics brought it under control In 1997 pneumonia and influenza combined ranked as the sixth leading cause of death Pneumonia affects your lungs in two ways Lobar pneumonia affects a section lobe of a lung Bronchial pneumonia or bronchopneumonia affects patches throughout both lungs CAUSES OF PNEUMONIAPneumonia is not a single disease It can have over 30 different causes There are five main causes of pneumonia Bacteria Viruses Mycoplasmas Other infectious agents such as fungi - including pneumocystis Various chemicals BACTERIAL PNEUMONIABacterial pneumonia can attack anyone from infants through the very old Alcoholics the debilitated post-operative patients people with respiratory diseases or viral infections and people who have weakened immune systems are at greater risk Pneumonia bacteria are present in some healthy throats When body defenses are weakened in some way by illness old age malnutrition general debility or impaired immunity the bacteria can multiply and cause serious damage Usually when a persons resistance is lowered bacteria work their way into the lungs and inflame the air sacs The tissue of part of a lobe of the lung an entire lobe or even most of the lungs five lobes becomes completely filled with liquid this is called consolidation The infection quickly spreads through the bloodstream and the whole body is invaded The streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common cause of
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