Pneumonia is an acute respiratory infection caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi affecting the alveoli in the lungs. Pneumonia fills the lungs with fluid making it difficult and painful to breathe. Despite being one of the most common infectious causes of death in children worldwide, pneumonia is often overlooked and misunderstood. Pre-existing conditions and malnourishment also make children vulnerable to contracting pneumonia, and other factors such as indoor air pollution, crowded living spaces and parental smoking also increase the risk of a child’s pneumonia susceptibility. Pneumonia can be effectively treated with an appropriate diagnosis and antimicrobial prescription.
The Pulmonology and Pediatric Specialists at NWGH have expertise in the subject and treat patients with utmost care and professionalism. Together, we can put an end to pneumonia because every breath counts!
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