Pneumonia

by Corrine, Yasmin, & Leslie

Pathophysiology

A common lung infection caused by bacteria, a virus or fungi. It is often spread by via coughing, sneezing, touching, or even breathing, and those who don't exhibit symptoms can also spread the illness.

location in the respiratory system

In either one or both lungs

Symptoms

  • cough
  • fever
  • shaking chills
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • headache
  • excessive sweating
  • loss of appetite
  • confusion

specialist that treats the condition

Respiratory therapist

Neonatologist

Pulmonologist

treatment

Antibiotics are given to help get rid of Pneumonia