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if you already have the pneumococcal vaccine is there still a possibility of having PNEUMONIA in the future?

can you give statistics and recommended references both internet and books? i had a patient who already had the vaccine but still acquired pneumonia. he also have bronchial asthma. Any ideas?
im a student nurse and i need to know because my patient said he had the pneumococcal vaccine but he still had pneumonia. he's 8 yrs old, male and also has a history of bronchial asthma.

Aren't there different microorganisms? I find it hard to believe one vaccine could vaccinate against all different kinds of pneumonococci.  (+ info)


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Pneumococcal pneumonia and staphylococcal pneumonia?

Does anyone know any websites that say the difference bet. pneumococcal pneumonia and staphylococcal pneumonia? I need it for a project.

Thanks in advance!

One is caused by Staph, the other Strep. here are a few sites for you to look at:


Good luck on your project!  (+ info)

What is the scientific name for Pneumonia?

I am studying the type of pneumonia caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae. I've searched all over for the name of the actual disease pneumonia but I've received many different answers. Some said the scientific name was the name of the bacteria, Streptococcus pneumoniae, the answer I'm leaning towards. Others said that pneumonia WAS the scientific name, but my teacher said a scientific name must have two words to it. Lastly, I heard it could be Pneumococcal pneumonia, which sounds promising yet I am still not completely sure. Please help me!

lol!! Pneumonia is called so because it is caused (most commonly) by the organism, Streptococcus pneumoniae. It IS the scientific name. It refers to the infection of pulmonary parenchyma. And comes under the heading "Consolidatory diseases of the lung"..  (+ info)

Is it safe to give Chicken pox vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine together?

As title, thanks.

My child missed a dose of pneumococcal vaccine and needs a catch up dose. He is also due for chicken pox needle (on time). Is it okay for him to have both needles on the same day?

Yes indeed. Chicken Pox--Varicella Zoster--is entirely different from the pneumococcal vaccine.  (+ info)

What is the difference between Pneumonia and Walking Pneumonia?

What is the difference between the two?

I bet in a decade there will be Jogging Pneumonia and Sprinting Pneumonia. How about Galloping or Skipping Pneumonia? haha.
Why do they call it 'walking' Pneumonia, anyways?

Pneumonia is acute inflammation of the lungs caused by infection. Initial diagnosis is usually based on chest x-ray. Causes, symptoms, treatment, preventive measures, and prognosis differ depending on whether the infection is bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic; whether it is acquired in the community, hospital, or nursing home; and whether it develops in a patient who is immunocompetent or immunocompromised.
An outdated term, "walking pneumonia", has been used to describe a type of community-acquired pneumonia of less severity (hence the fact that the patient can continue to "walk" rather than require hospitalization). Walking pneumonia is usually caused by a virus or by atypical bacteria.  (+ info)

How can you get rid of recurring pneumonia?

Last year my mother had both pneumonia and MRSA pneumonia and is currently on a ventilator. We were told the MRSA would always stay in her body. Now an xray has shown she has pneumonia again, but we can't tell which kind without a culture. Is there anything she can do to help prevent pneumonia from constantly coming back?

I get a pneumonia shot every 7 years.
I'm sure your doctor has informed you
of it. It really does work.

God bless you mother.  (+ info)

What is a type of pneumonia that sounds close to bilobar pneumonia?

My teacher told me to look up the definition of bilobar pneumonia (a term used in the TV show called House), but there is no condition called bilobar pneumonia...
Never mind, i found something called lobar pneumonia, which is pneumonia affecting one or more lobes of the lungs. With that info, would bilobar pneumonia affect two lobes of the lungs.

It just means that two lobes of the lung are consolidated with fluid from infection.

or maybe you mean Bilateral pneumonia which means the infection is in both the left and right lung.

you got it!  (+ info)

What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurance?

I had pneumonia last February and ever since every cold has been "stronger". The last cold I had was very strong. I had chest pain but not as much as when i had pneumonia. I felt the same way but less intense. What are the chances of getting pneumonia again? Just out of curiosity and for my own knowledge. Thanx in advance.
If, I have asthma, will it increase my chances?
When I had pneumonia, it was really bad. I was hospitalied, given IV antibiotics. Stayed in the hospital for 5 days. I'm 13.

Recurrence of pneumonia is very, very common. Many people have it 3 or 4 times over a course of a couple of years after getting it the first time.
A pneumonia vaccine cannot prevent pneumonia, as this condition can be caused by bacteria, viruses, inhalation of small foreign particles, etc.  (+ info)

What is the difference between pneumonia and bronchitis?

My doctor diagnosed me with bronchitis, but I think it is pneumonia. Isn't a bronchitis cough dry and pneumonia causes a lot of phlegm?When I cough I get a rattling in my chest and my cough sounds like Rice Crispies in milk. I've been sick with a cough over a month. My doctor gave me an antibiotic but I don't feel much better.

Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial tubes and the bronchi that go into the lungs and pneumonia is in the lungs and where they fill with fluid. Your chest will feel heavy and hurt on movement and not just on breathing. Sometimes your chest will hurt on one side and feel"heavy" and you can definitely tell the difference.  (+ info)

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