Pneumonia

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What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is a bacterial infection which causes the inflammation of either one or both lungs[1]. Air sacs on the end of the breathing tube swell and can become filled with fluid.

Causes

Pneumonia is usually the result of a pneumococcal infection, caused by bacteria called Streptococcus pneumonia. Although this is the normal route of infection there are other types of infection other than the bacterial route. These include:

Symptoms

Symptoms can develop as quick as 24 hours or can take a few days to develop and become present in the human body. They can vary and affect different parts of the human body, some of these are listed below:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pneumonia/
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