Diseases

Pulmonary infection (pneumonia): the causes

The causes of a lung infection are microbial agents: bacteria, parasites and fungi.

  • Bacteria

Among the various bacteria involved, there is pneumococcus that can cause pneumonia and Koch bacillus that causes pulmonary tuberculosis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is also a very formidable bacteria. Another bacterium is Legionella, which grows in relatively warm aquatic environments (40-60 ° C) and can affect the lungs and cause severe infection. This type of bacteria can multiply in hot water circuits and cause a pulmonary infection. This happened in some hospitals ...

  • Viruses

Another possible cause of pneumonia: viruses. These may be very common viruses: like the influenza virus that after penetrating and diffusing into the bronchopulmonary system, multiplies very rapidly. Another virus is RSV bronchiolitis, which affects mainly young children and is the cause of many emergency room entries during the winter epidemic. Many other viruses can cause a lung infection, such as the herpes virus ...

  • The mushrooms

Fungi can also be the cause of a lung infection (pneumonia), such as aspergillosis. To identify the cause of a lung infection, it is best to collect and identify in the laboratory the responsible microbial agent. But quite often, thanks to the clinical signs, and to additional examinations, a diagnosis can be made by the doctor.

See also this video:

An upper respiratory tract infection is another way of saying that a person has a cold: a cold is a minor infection of the nose and throat. Explanations in video.

Popular Posts

Category Diseases, Next Article

Tumor of the brain: what psychological support? - Diseases
Diseases

Tumor of the brain: what psychological support?

Even though a large part of brain tumors is healed, it is a most often trying disease, because of its heavy treatment and its disturbing nature. Having a brain tumor requires adaptation efforts for the patient, and for loved ones, but does not prevent living and having projects. It is important to be surrounded in moments of fragility, but also in good times
Read More
Syncope: The causes - Diseases
Diseases

Syncope: The causes

Syncope is secondary to a sharp decline in cerebral blood flow. It is associated with a drop in blood pressure and a weakening or even a disappearance of the pulse. The causes of syncope are multiple. They fall into two categories: cardiac and vascular. However, 15% of syncope remain unexplained. 1- Vascular causes
Read More
Rectal cancer: treatments - Diseases
Diseases

Rectal cancer: treatments

Before considering any surgical treatment, a rectoscopy will be required to make the diagnosis of the tumor and evaluate its extension in relation to the margin of the anus. Once the diagnosis of rectal cancer is confirmed, it is necessary to make an assessment of extension of the tumor. This assessment will be carried out thanks to the classic radiological examinations: MRI and CT
Read More
Epilepsy: treatments - Diseases
Diseases

Epilepsy: treatments

An epileptic seizure is not serious in itself. But it can become so, on the one hand if it is repeated or prolonged, on the other hand if the context of the crisis is dangerous. In the tonic-clonic crisis for example, the patient can be very hurt by falling or bumping, or causing an accident (car, for example)
Read More