Pneumonia symptoms

Eosinophilic pneumonia: symptoms and treatment

Eosinophilic pneumonia (EP) is a rare disease characterized by a rapid increase in eosinophils – a type of white blood cell usually produced in response to allergens, inflammation or parasitic infections – in the lungs and bloodstream. Many conditions, including certain disorders, medications, chemicals, fungi, and parasites, can cause eosinophils to build up in the […]

Pneumonia symptoms

Community acquired pneumonia: symptoms and treatment

There are many ways to develop pneumonia, ranging from inhaling toxic substances in the workplace to unknowingly being infected with bacteria in the hospital. Any lung infection acquired outside of a hospital setting is considered community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Viruses and certain bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae), Haemophilus influenzae, and atypical bacteria, such as […]

Pneumonia symptoms

Nosocomial pneumonia: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Nosocomial pneumonia (NHP), also known as nosocomial pneumonia, is a bacterial infection of the lower respiratory tract that occurs 48 hours or more after admission to hospital and does not appear due to intubation at the time of admission. People experience a host of symptoms ranging from fever and chills to shortness of breath and […]