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What is the difference between mild, moderate and severe pneumonia?

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

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J. Lautner

J. LautnerProduct Manager, Utah
Product Manager, Utah

Answered on Aug 30, 2019

Pneumonia is a disorder of severe inflammation of the lung tissue, which is responsible for delivering oxygen to the entire body. Bacteria, viruses, fungi could cause the infection, or it may result from an injury due to chemical agents such as acids and alkalis. The inflammation transpires within the alveoli, which are small air sacs that make-up the lung.

Pneumonia is a disorder of severe inflammation of the lung tissue, which is responsible for
A single agent causes mild pneumonia, and it will usually have few symptoms, such as dry cough, fever, and trouble breathing. Severe pneumonia can be caused by an uncommon agent and needs high doses of antibiotic medications, which if not given, will lead to a consolidated patch of lung or the entire lobe of the lung. The main difference in mild, moderate, and severe pneumonia is the variation in the intensity of the symptoms.

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G. Roland

G. RolandProfessor, Austin
Professor, Austin

Answered on Aug 08, 2019

Pneumonia simply means a chronic or acute inflammation of the lungs caused by a virus, bacteria, and other types of micro-organisms. Pneumonia is in three stages, mild, moderate, and severe pneumonia. Mild pneumonia occurs at the early stage of the condition. At this point, you don't feel too much pain. You can only be seeing symptoms like cough, general body pain, fever, expectoration, weakness, and others. The second level is moderate pneumonia.

Pneumonia simply means a chronic or acute inflammation of the lungs caused by a virus, bacteria,
This occurs when pneumonia at the mild level is left unattended to. The condition becomes a little bit complex, and different kinds of symptoms that are more severe than what mild pneumonia produces. Oxygen content in the body is reduced during moderate pneumonia. Pneumonia is not life-threatening at this stage. Severe pneumonia, on the other hand, is when the condition has deteriorated to something that cannot be controlled very easily. The patient experiences more severe pain compared to what moderate pneumonia produces.

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W. KayeEx-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill
Ex-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill

Answered on May 23, 2019

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. This infection can cause the lungs to fill with liquid. It can be caused by germs like viruses and bacteria. There are three classifications of pneumonia. The first is mild pneumonia, which can be treated at home with antibiotics.

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. This infection can cause the lungs to fill with liquid. It
It will include symptoms such as pain and weakness. Then, there is moderate and severe pneumonia. In both of these cases, the patient must be hospitalized. Those with moderate pneumonia will have reduced oxygen levels and have a cough which contains yellow mucus. Severe pneumonia will have symptoms such as fever, chills, and discoloration of the skin.

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