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What is the difference between Pneumonia and Walking Pneumonia?

Asked by Deborah , Last updated: Nov 11, 2020

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B. Denton

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Answered Oct 15, 2020

Pneumonia is a disease caused by an invasion of the lung parenchyma by a disease-causing agent, which causes the solidifying of pulmonary tissue. The average lung does not have any of these disease-causing agents. Pneumonia can result whenever these defenses are compromised, or the host resistance is decreased.

Variables such as chronic diseases, immunosuppression, immunosuppressive drugs, and viral infections affect the host resistance, making the host vulnerable. On the other hand, walking pneumonia is characterized by patchy inflammation changes in the lumps, primarily confined to the alveolar septa and pulmonary interstitium.

In this condition, the alveolar septa are widened, and edematous show a mononuclear inflammatory infiltrate. The clinical features such as fever and achiness are not as severe in walking pneumonia.

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C. Marcus

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Answered Sep 16, 2020

Pneumonia and walking pneumonia are often used interchangeably because they share a lot of similarities. They are both caused by several different types of bacteria and viruses.

Pneumonia is the inflammation of the lungs akin to bronchitis where pharyngitis and bronchial tubes occur.

Pneumonia is caused by the bacterium streptococcus which is also known as pneumococcus.

In the treatment of pneumonia, antibiotic medications are not utilized in all forms of the disease.

Tuberculosis is an example of pneumonia that originated from a specific organism.

Walking pneumonia is a medical situation where the patient doesn’t have to be hospitalized or bedridden.

Walking pneumonia is commonly caused by an infection called mycoplasma pneumonia bacteria manifestations of walking pneumonia include fatigue, headache, and cough, etc. It can be treated with antibiotics like Tetramycin.

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