What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. It is characterized primarily by inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs or by alveoli that are filled with fluid (alveoli are microscopic sacs in the lungs that absorb oxygen).

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Hi, My husband has been very ill with pneumonia for the past several weeks. The Dr. says his pneumonia is gone but his white cell count is still...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for query.low Wbc is seen in infections as you may your husband had pneumonia.probably that is the reason it takes time to reflect.count 1.5...

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I would like to know what these radiologic findings mean: minimal haziness is seen in the parahilar areas. the pulmonary vasculature is within...

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parahilar haziness is nonspecific
it is mostlikely suggestive of a viral infection
pneumonia is the diagnosis only when air space of lung is filled...

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i got my annual physical exam results and below are the findings: left upper lobe infiltrates are seen. heart is not enlarged. diaphragm and sulci...

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Hello dear
Thanks for your query at hcm.

Result indicate that there is problem in left upper part of your lung probably infectious in origin might...

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