Community-acquired pneumonia

What is Community-acquired pneumonia?

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is pneumonia (any of several lung diseases) acquired infectiously from normal social contact (that is, in the community) as opposed to being acquired during hospitalization (hospital-acquired pneumonia). In community-acquired pneumonia, individuals who have not recently been hospitalized develop an infection of the lungs (pneumonia). CAP is a common illness and can affect people of all ages. CAP often causes problems such as difficulty breathing, fever, chest pains, and a cough. CAP occurs because the areas of the lung that absorb oxygen (alveoli) from the atmosphere become filled with fluid and cannot work effectively.

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What are skin side effects, contraindications and treatments for all for someone with pneumonia?

doctor1 MD

Hi there.

Thanks for the query.

Pneumonia is infection of the lungs due to micro-organisms, toxins, trauma.

Patients with pneumonia get fever,...

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Hi, my mother has been having a cough for nearly 3 weeks now but it has been 2 weeks now that she has been having rightness in her chest and...

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Dear patient,

The major concern when a cough is prolonged for that long is for a bacterial infection such as pneumonia, which needs to be ruled...

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My husband started with fever, aches, headache, and just not feeling right about a week ago, we went to urgent care and nothing showed up amiss....

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Throbbing headache can occur with fever in certain viral or parasitic infections caused by insect bites ( eg...

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