What is recurrent pneumonia? Recurrent pneumonia is defined as two episode of pneumonia in one year or >3 times in life. This condition poses problem for the patient and the attendant in terms of hospitalization, mental trauma etc. Hence, proper and detailed work-up needs to be done to find out the etiology and treat accordingly. […]

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Pneumonia is an infection and inflammation of the air cavities of the lungs. It can be caused by a variety of agents like virus, bacteria, fungi or atypical micro organism. The lungs become inflamed, and the tiny air sacs, or alveoli, inside the lungs fill up with fluid. Who is at risk? Pneumonia can affect any […]

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Pneumonia due to pneumococcus is very common among the population. Apart from pneumonia. it also causes meningitis (infection of brain). Here is all you should know about the pneumococcal vaccine. Candidates for vaccines: children < 2 years of age. elderly > 65 years of age. those with weak immune system – heart disease, kidney disease, […]

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Pneumonia is a common chest infection seen in infants, children and adults. It occurs due to infection and inflammation of air cavities of lungs. Common causes of pneumonia and their features are discussed in the following table.                 Feature             Bacterial     […]

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