Pneumonia in children
Pneumonia is typically characterized by the following symptoms:
- influenza infection or bronchitis for days, with a tendency to worsening rather than improvement
- mostly (high) fever
Of course, this can not be answered in a lump-sum fashion, because the type of pathogen and the individual's defensive power also play a role here. As a rule, the symptoms of pneumonia resolve at the latest after 2-3 weeks. Confirmation that the infection has been overcome can provide a chest X-ray.
The bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi of the bristles, which branch out in the lungs to an ever smaller network of branches. At the end sit the air bubbles (alveoli), in which the actual gas exchange takes place.
When doctors talk about "obstructive," they mean "convulsively narrowing." Typical symptoms of obstructive bronchitis are:
The name legionnaires' disease suggests a far-away profession in foreign countries and bygone times. However, this bacterial infectious disease is very topical, worldwide and not very rare. After infection with the pathogens known as Legionella, a disease develops that can range from mild flu symptoms to life-threatening pneumonia with high fever, chills and shortness of breath.
A tracheitis (medical: tracheitis) is very similar to a severe bronchitis.