|what is pulmonia
Jun 18, 2008
how kind of treatment for pulmonia patient, how can we avoid the disease, is it life threatening?
| Response from Dr. Young
Pneumonia is a serious and sometimes life threatening infection of the lungs. There are many causes of the illness- viral, bacterial and fungal. Treatment for pneumonia depends entirely on the type of organism that is the cause.
A preventive vaccination, called Pneumovax (pneumococcal vaccine) is recommended for all persons living with HIV, every 5 years-- this vaccine can help prevent serious complications of one type of bacterial infection (caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae).
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