Pneumonia symptoms

Bacterial pneumonia: symptoms, treatment and complications

Pneumonia is a serious lung condition caused by a virus, bacteria or fungus. It accounts for the highest number of deaths associated with infections in children. It is a serious, rapidly growing (acute) respiratory infection that affects the small air sacs in the lungs, called the alveoli, causing them to fill with pus and fluid. […]

Pneumonia symptoms

Symptoms, causes, prognosis and more

Double pneumonia is technically not an official medical term. Double pneumonia – or bilateral pneumonia as it is sometimes called – is simply a way of describing an infection in both lungs. This infection can be caused by a bacteria, virus, or fungus that fills the air sacs in your lungs with fluid or pus. […]

Pneumonia causes

Types of pneumonia: causes, symptoms and treatments

Pneumonia is a type of lung infection that causes the air sacs in the lungs to fill with fluid. There are different types of pneumonia. In most cases, pneumonia is caused by a bacterial or viral infection. In rarer cases, pneumonia can be caused by inhaling fluid into the lungs or by a fungal infection. […]