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What is the difference between Atelectasis and Pneumonia?

Asked by S. Barnes, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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I. Muller

I. Muller, Math Professor, North Carolina

Answered Jul 05, 2019

Atelectasis is the collapsing of a lung when there is an obstacle with the natural forces that advance lung expansion. Pneumonia is an inflammatory process, including infection, usually involving...Read More
 

J. Pollock

J. Pollock, Science Professor, Los Angeles

Answered Jul 04, 2019

Both Atelectasis and Pneumonia are infections and illnesses that affect the lungs. However, there are two key differences between Atelectasis and Pneumonia. Pneumonia, which is probably more...Read More
 

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