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What is the difference between pneumonia and lung abscess?

Asked by I. Klose, Last updated: Aug 30, 2019

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J. Lautner

J. LautnerProduct Manager, Utah
Product Manager, Utah

Answered on Aug 30, 2019

Pneumonia refers to lung inflammation that can arise due to chemical injury, infection by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or aspiration of foodstuffs into the lungs. This inflammation can lead to high fever with shivering, shaking, chills, severe cough, loss of appetite, and weight. It is a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection in one or both lungs. It causes inflammation of the alveoli.

Pneumonia refers to lung inflammation that can arise due to chemical injury, infection by viruses,
Lung abscess occurs when the tissues are affected by a bacterial infection, which foreshadows the necrosis or the death of the lung. In lung abscess, the lung tissue is demolished, and a cavity filled with pus is formed, while pneumonia demonstrates inflammation. The treatment for a lung abscess is drainage of pus for an abscess, and cases of pneumonia are treated with antibiotics alone.

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G. Roland

G. RolandProfessor, Austin
Professor, Austin

Answered on Aug 08, 2019

Pneumonia and the lung abscess are a bad infection that affects the lung tissue, and they need serious medical attention. The Lung abscess occurs, together with pus, when the tissues of the lung are affected badly by bacterial infection leading to the necrosis or death of the lung. Pneumonia is a lung inflammation that occurs due to bacterial, fungi, or viruses’ infection, chemical injury, or food aspiration into the lungs.

Pneumonia and the lung abscess are a bad infection that affects the lung tissue, and they need
This inflammation or parenchyma leads to severe cough leading to loss of appetite or weight, shaking chills, shivering as a result of high fever. Pneumonia can be according to symptoms into atypical and typical cases of pneumonia, or classified according to the infection-causing organism, or according to the lobe of the affected lung. Lung abscess manifests by the patient having a low grade fever plus lethargy, watery cough and many at times, weakness, blood occurring with foul smelling sputum, and breathing difficulty. When pneumonia becomes severe and oxygen is deficient, the patient can become unconscious.

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D. grayBuilder, Builder, Las Vegas
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Answered on May 24, 2019

Pneumonia and lung abscesses are medical conditions that have an effect on the lung tissue. They both require urgent medical treatment. Pneumonia is an infection that can cause the lungs to fill with liquid. It can be caused by germs like viruses and bacteria. It results in symptoms such as chills, cough, and loss of weight.

Pneumonia and lung abscesses are medical conditions that have an effect on the lung tissue. They
Lung abscesses is the death of lung tissues. It also develops pus in the lungs. It can be due to aspiration from a lung tumor or coma. Symptoms include fever, wet cough, and trouble breathing. Pneumonia is treated by oral therapy, while lung abscesses are treated with antibiotics.

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