viral pneumonia


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viral pneumonia

[′vī·rəl nu̇′mō·nyə]
(medicine)
A form of pneumonia caused by a virus of various types, in which the inflammatory reaction predominates in the septa, and the alveoli contain fibrin, edema fluid, and some inflammatory cells.
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Through examination, the pulmonary tuberculosis, pulmonary spore bacteria pneumonia, cytomegalovirus pneumonia, human infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza, and other diseases such as severe viral pneumonia were excluded.
A higher increase in serum SP-D levels in cases of bacterial pneumonia is demonstrated; however, clinical applications related to differentiating bacterial and viral pneumonia are limited.
In such a scenario, it is but natural for more cases of hyper-reactive airway disease and viral pneumonia to occur.
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Influenza viral pneumonia with focal to extensive diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) was seen in 25 of 34 cases (Figure 1, I), often associated with marked hyaline membrane formation, pulmonary edema, and, in 8 of 34 cases, acute pulmonary hemorrhage.
Although the H1N1 flu so far seems to lack the deadly impact of another pandemic strain, the 1918 flu, it does have the capacity to kill people in the prime of life, mainly by progressing to viral pneumonia that starves blood and tissues of oxygen, scientists reported (SN: 11/7/09, p.