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Pneumonia: Symptoms and health tips

In pneumonia, the pulmonary alveoli become infected. White blood cells and fluid begin to accumulate, preventing oxygen from passing through the membrane of the pulmonary alveoli and into the blood.

The cause of pneumonia is often a bacterial infection cause by Streptococcus pneumoniae. It can also be a serious complication of a viral infection, such as the flu or a cold.

Sometimes fungi such as Aspergillus fumigates cause the infection. Very often, part of one lung is infected in a condition more specifically referred to as lobar pneumonia.

If pneumonia is affecting both lungs, it can quickly become life-threatening requiring a trip to the ER.

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