Pneumonia Treatment Butte MT

Pneumonia is not always an infectious disease. Sometimes the inflammation of the lungs is caused by inhalation of foreign matters: fluids, irritants, chemicals. However, pneumonia usually involves infection with bacteria, viruses or mycoplasmas. Typical pneumonia is caused by infection with common bacteria and viruses.

Keith Janes Popovich, MD
(406) 782-8988
505 W Park St
Butte, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1979

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Julie Scotch Johnson, MD
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1993

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William B Bekemeyer, MD
(406) 721-5600
515 W Front St
Missoula, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976

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Cecil Paul Loehnen, MD
(406) 728-5324
601 W Spruce St
Missoula, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1968

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John Paul Kress, MD
(773) 702-6404
2535 Gilbert Ave
Missoula, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology
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Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1991
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Hospital: University Of Chicago Hosp, Chicago, Il

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Keith J Popovich
(406) 782-8988
505 W Park St
Butte, MT
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Pulmonary Disease

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Thomas Paul Thigpen, MD
(406) 238-6815
1233 N 30th St
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
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Rolf H o Holle
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500 West Broadway
Missoula, MT
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2900 12th Avenue North South
Billings, MT
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
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1917 4th St S
Great Falls, MT
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How to Recognize Walking Pneumonia Symptoms

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Pneumonia is a common disease of the lungs. Around 3 million people in the United States alone are diagnosed with pneumonia each year and most of them require hospitalization and medical treatment. Pneumonia can be developed by anyone, although it is mostly common in small children, teenagers and elderly people. People with special conditions are also very exposed to developing pneumonia: people with weak immune system, people with internal disorders (cirrhosis, kidney problems), people with chronic pulmonary obstructive diseases (bronchitis), people who receive cancer treatments or people who have suffered surgical interventions.

Pneumonia is not always an infectious disease. Sometimes the inflammation of the lungs is caused by inhalation of foreign matters: fluids, irritants, chemicals. However, pneumonia usually involves infection with bacteria, viruses or mycoplasmas. Typical pneumonia is caused by infection with common bacteria and viruses. Atypical pneumonia is caused by infection with mycoplasmas. Mycoplasmas are very small organisms that resemble both viruses and bacterias. These infectious agents are responsible for causing walking pneumonia, which is usually a milder form of pulmonary disease.

Walking pneumonia is common in children and teenagers and it is a very contagious disease. Walking pneumonia can be easily contracted through cough, sneezing or direct physical contact with a contaminated person. As the name suggests it, walking pneumonia doesn’t always involve hospitalization or bed confinement. People with this form of disease usually receive medical treatment outside the hospital and they are allowed to sustain their normal daily activities. People with walking pneumonia need medical treatment with antibiotics in order to prevent them from spreading the disease to other people.

Walking pneumonia is caused by infection with Mycoplasma, Chlamydia and rarely, Legionella. When the disease is caused by infection with these microorganisms, pneumonia develops slowly and its symptoms can be observed in later stages of the disease. General walking pneumonia symptoms are: persistent cough, mild to moderate fever, chills, throat inflammation, difficult breathing and fatigue. Walking pneumonia symptoms sometimes resemble the symptoms generated by flu or cold.

When the disease is caused by infection with Mycoplasma pnumoniae, walking pneumonia symptoms are: mucus-producing cough, fever, chest pain when breathing, throat inflammation, headache, difficult breathing, abdominal pain, nausea and fatigue. Sometimes walking pneumonia symptoms can include skin rash, body weakness and anemia. Mycoplasma pneumonia is common is infants and small children.

When the disease is caused by infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae, walking pneumonia symptoms are: fever, dry cough, throat inflammation, swelling of the lymph nodes, headache, muscle pain, fatigue. When the pulmonary infection is caused by Chlamyd...

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