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Flashcards in Bacterial Pneumonias Deck (10):
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What is Bacterial Pneumonias?

-Inflammation of the lungs
-Fluid filled alveoli and bronchioles

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What are the categorized by the affected regions or the organism causing the Bacterial Pneumonias

-Lobar pneumonia- Entire lobes of the lungs
-Mycoplasmal pneumonia- caused by Mycobacterium
-Nosocomial pneumonia-pneumonia acquired in a health care setting

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How sever is Bacterial Pneumonias?

-Most serious of the pneumonias
-Most frequent in adults

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Cause for Other Bacterial Pneumonia

-Haemophilus influenzae
-Staphylococcus aureus
-Yersinia pestis
-Chlamydia species

5

Portal of entry for Other Bacterial Pneumonia

-Inhalation
-Blood with Y. pestis

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Signs/Symptoms for Other Bacterial Pneumonia

-Typical pneumonia
-Frothy, bloody sputum in the case of Y. pestis

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Incubation period for Other Bacterial Pneumonia

-Variable depending on cause although Y. pestis can produce symptoms in hours

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Susceptibility for Other Bacterial Pneumonia

Typically young children

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Treatment for Other Bacterial Pneumonia

Antibiotic treatment

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Prevention for Other Bacterial Pneumonia

-Good hygiene
-Vaccine available for H. influenzae

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