In India, pneumonia is one of the leading causes of mortality in children under the age of 5years. But can affect a person at any age. If you notice the symptoms for pneumonia it is best to visit a pneumonia specialist doctor as early as possible. Dr Loveleen Mangla is one of the best pneumonia specialist doctors in Faridabad.
What Are The Causes Of Pneumonia?
The main cause of pneumonia can be either virus or bacteria. But it can also be caused by inhalation of fungi.
The disease is caused when the germs settle in the alveoli and multiply. Our body sends white blood cells to fight the infection. This causes the air sacs to become inflamed. The alveoli are filled with fluid and pus caused by the germs, causing pneumonia.
Pneumonia can be contagious as the bacteria or the virus that causes pneumonia can be passed through airborne droplets.There droplets spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
Pneumonia is also common in patients who have been hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit(ICU).