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Lung Infection Haemophilus Overview

Another name for Lung Infection Haemophilus is Haemophilus Pneumonia.

What is haemophilus pneumonia?
A person with haemophilus pneumonia has inflammation and swelling of the lung, caused by an infection with the bacteria, Haemophilus influenzae. Haemophilus influenzae is a common form of bacterial pneumonia. The inflammation can cause fluid to collect in the lung, which can prevent oxygen from entering the bloodstream.

What are the symptoms of haemophilus pneumonia?
Common symptoms of haemophilus pneumonia include cough (usually produces thick colored or blood-streaked mucus), breathing difficulty, and fever. Other symptoms include weakness, chills, nausea, and chest pain that worsens with breathing.

How does the doctor treat haemophilus pneumonia?
Treatment for haemophilus pneumonia include rest, hydration, fever control, and antibiotics.

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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