Pneumonia

Stephen Gragg and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

Pneumonia is a general term in widespread use, defined as infection within the lung. It is due to material, usually purulent, filling the alveoli.

Pneumonia is in contrast to pneumonitis, which is inflammation of the pulmonary interstitium. Of note, some of the interstitial lung diseases are termed pneumonia rather than pneumonitis. The term consolidation is often erroneously used as a synonym for pneumonia.

Pneumonias can be classified by:

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Article information

rID: 39216
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pneumonias

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: RML pneumonia
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  • Case 2: aspiration pneumonia
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  • Case 3: atypical pneumonia
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  • Case 4: varicella pneumonia
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  • Case 5: PCP
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  • Case 6: community acquired methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus pneumonia
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