Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. It is caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi etc. In greek language "pneumon" means "lung," so the word "penumonia" means "lung disease. With pneumonia, the lungs may fill with fluid or pus. The pneumonia can be life-threatening to anyone, but predominantly infants, children and people over 65 are at higher risk. Pneumonia symptoms may vary from so milder to severe that hospitalization is required. Patients with pneumonia should get medical attention to prevent the complications and health hazards. Proper treatment and care of pneumonia patient can prevent the morbidity and mortality associated with it.
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Krushna K. Zambare, Avinash B. Thalkari. Overview on Pathophysiology of Pneumonia. Asian J. Pharm. Res. 2019; 9(3):177-180. doi: 10.5958/2231-5691.2019.00028.5