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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The findings in this and other studies24 suggest that severe disease is associated with the development of influenza viral pneumonia, (23,25,30) with or without secondary bacterial pneumonia.
The white blood count in viral pneumonia may be normal or elevated with an increase in lymphocytes on the differential with neutrophils generally being within normal range.
Serum LBP concentrations were significantly lower in patients with pneumonia caused by atypical organisms than in those with bacterial or viral pneumonia (P <0.
Because the respiratory tract manifestations of influenza are not specific and may be seen in patients with other viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens, the differential diagnosis includes respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), coronaviruses, parainfluenza viruses, rhinoviruses, adenoviruses, and Myco-plasma pneumoniae, (13) During an epidemic of influenza A, patients who present with diffuse interstitial viral pneumonia are likely to have influenza infection, because it is rare to see severe forms of viral pneumonia with other respiratory viruses.
Owens was the fourth seeded victim in a row for Wright who spent nine months on the sidelines with viral pneumonia, which still prevents her from flying.
Perhaps, said the examining physicians, she had developed some raging sort of viral pneumonia.
respiratory syncytial virus, the most common cause of bronchiolitis and viral pneumonia in young children), it will significantly reduce the risk or the severity of an illness that would make her miserable for one to two weeks and cause her to miss school and therapy.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, which manifests primarily as bronchiolitis and/or viral pneumonia, is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection in infants and young children.
John Sullivan died at 64 of viral pneumonia in 2011.
She said that most viral pneumonia get better without specific treatment.
Arguably, most cases of viral pneumonia develop as complications of influenza, rather than as primary respiratory infections.