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....

Bronquitis crónica

En la bronquitis crónica, la exposición al humo del tabaco y a otros irritantes del pulmón puede conducir con el tiempo a la inflamación de las vías respiratorias que llevan aire a los pulmones (bronquios). Como resultado, las vías respiratorias producen más mucosidad de lo normal. La inflamación y la mucosidad…

Tuberculin Skin Test

A tuberculin skin test (also called a Mantoux tuberculin test) is done to see if you have ever been exposed to tuberculosis (TB). The test is done by putting a small amount of TB protein ( antigens ) under the top layer of skin on your inner forearm. If you have ever been exposed to the TB bacteria ( Mycobacterium…

Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia (Nosocomial Pneumonia)

What is healthcare-associated pneumonia? Healthcare-associated pneumonia (nosocomial pneumonia) is pneumonia that you get when you are in a hospital or nursing home. Experts generally consider it a more serious illness than pneumonia that people get in daily life (community-associated pneumonia). This is because the…

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…