R. Steven Tharratt MD FACP FCCP


Pneumonia

Top of the pagePneumoniaPneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have a hard time breathing. It can usually be treated at home, but some people need to go to the hospital.Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria or a virus....

Mycoplasma Pneumonia

Mycoplasma pneumonia is a lung infection caused by a bacteria-like organism ( Mycoplasma pneumoniae ). It is also called atypical pneumonia or “walking” pneumonia. Mycoplasma pneumonia is a common form of pneumonia, especially among people younger than 40. Symptoms of mycoplasma pneumonia include fever, coughing…

Medición de la reacción a una prueba de la tuberculina en la piel

Entre dos y tres días después de realizarse una prueba de la tuberculina en la piel, se mide el tamaño de cualquier bulto que se encuentre en el lugar. Su riesgo de tener TB y el tamaño del bulto se usan para determinar si la prueba es: Positiva, lo que significa que ha sido infectado con la bacteria de la TB. Negativa…

Aspiration Pneumonia

Aspiration pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by inhaling large amounts of foreign material, such as food, liquid, vomit, or mucus. This can happen when a person has become weakened by an illness such as a seizure or stroke that affects his or her ability to swallow. Pneumonia can make it hard to breathe…

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have a hard time breathing. It can usually be treated at home, but some people need to go to the hospital. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria or a virus. Antibiotics are used to treat pneumonia caused by bacteria.