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1 Pneumonia -Pneumonia is inflammation or infection of the alveoli in the lungs.* -More likely for: alcoholics, people with weakened immune systems (such as AIDS), post-operative patients, etc.* SYMPTOMS**: ~fever ~bluish skin ~difficulty breathing ~increased pulse ~mucus cough ~mental confusion *”Pneumonia.” Rush University Medical Center. Feb. 11, http://www.rush.edu/rumc/page html> **“Pneumonia.” Mar. 28, University of Maryland Medical Center. Feb. 11, http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/what_symptoms_of_pneumonia_000064_3.htm>

2 Biology of Condition -Pneumonia occurs when bacteria (most commonly Streptococcus pneumoniae), chemical irritants, or viruses get into your lungs. * -Pneumonia causes the alveoli in the lungs to fill with pus or other liquid. This causes difficulty in breathing * *”Pneumonia.” Rush University Medical Center. Feb. 11, http://www.rush.edu/rumc/page html>

3 What Are The Impacts On The Life of the Patient? Sometimes you can actually die from Pneumonia, because it can lower your immune system. Other impacts are respiratory failure, & circulatory failure. Pneumonia can cause a person to have trouble breathing. Which causes them to use a ventilator. Also it can cause blood poisoning which is 20% the main cause of Pneumonia related deaths. It would be hard for a person with Pneumonia to get active right away, but after a few days rest and an exam from a doctor would tell if a person could be active again. * files/pneumonia.gif

4 Treatment of Pneumonia To treat Pneumonia a doctor would choose an antibiotic. Mainly based on your health, how serious the pneumonia is, and by how old you are. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic medicine that is sometimes prescribed by doctors, depending on how bad the pneumonia is. If pneumonia isn’t bad, the infection can be treated at home with oral antibiotics. Drink a lot of fluids as well. ** al.co.uk/images/DoctorCartoon. gif

5 Citations MLA Style Citation: Williams, Brenda "Pneumonia and Its Effects." Pneumonia and Its Effects. 25 Sep EzineArticles.com. 12 Feb * ** Pneumonia: Treatment Overview © WebMD, LLC. treatment-overview


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