POP UP-KNOWLEDGE IN DEPTH- (click on pneumonia)

PNEUMONIA IS AN INFLAMMATION OF THE LUNGS CAUSED BY A WIDE VARIETY OF AGENTS, INCLUDING VIRUSES, BACTERIA, MICROORGANISMS KNOWN AS MYCOPLASMA AND RICKETTSIA, AND FUNGI. INFLAMMTION ALSO OCCURS WITH THE INHALATION OF VARIOUS DUSTS OR GASES AND WITH THE ASPIRATION OF FOOD OR STOMACH ACID AS A RESULT OF VOMITING DURING AN UNCONSCIOUS STATE. TYPICAL SYMPTOMS INCLUDE FEVER, CHILLS, COUGH, CHEST PAIN (PLEURISY), INCREASED PRODUCTION OF SPUTUM, SWEATING, ACHING, EXPECTORATION OF BLOOD, AND DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING.