Life-Threatening Pneumonia

  • Morgan D. Delaney
  • Samuel V. Spagnolo
  • Ann Medinger


Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung parenchyma. This chapter discusses only pneumonia due to infectious agents. See Chapter 5 for discussion of pneumonia due to the inhalation of pulmonary toxins.


Severe Pneumonia Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Miliary Tuberculosis Purulent Sputum Parapneumonic Effusion 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Morgan D. Delaney
    • 1
  • Samuel V. Spagnolo
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ann Medinger
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Pulmonary Laboratory, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and AllergyGeorge Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Allergy, Department of MedicineGeorge Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesUSA
  3. 3.Pulmonary Disease SectionVeterans Administration Medical CenterUSA
  4. 4.Division of Pulmonary Diseases and AllergyGeorge Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesUSA
  5. 5.Pulmonary Function LaboratoryVeterans Administration Medical CenterUSA

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