CLINICAL PROFILE, PROGNOSIS AND OUTCOME OF PNEUMONIA PATIENTS

Dr. Umang Prajapati, Dr. Payal Prajapati, Dr. Leena Dabhi

Abstract


INTRODUCTION:
Pneumonia is a common lung infection characterized by collection of
pus and other fluids in the lung air sacs (alveoli). Lung air sacs are
structures that help in the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Collection of pus in them makes breathing difficult. Pneumonia can be
caused by many kinds of microorganisms (germs) including bacteria,
viruses, fungi or parasites. Pneumonia is a frequently observed, costly
health issue causing significant morbidity and mortality. The incidence
of pneumonia requiring hospitalization is about 25?30 cases per
10,000adults, constitutes the seventh most frequent cause of all-cause
death. Among infectious diseases, pneumonia is the most frequent
cause of hospitalization and mortality in industrialized countries.


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