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bronchopneumonia

 [brong″ko-noo-mo´ne-ah]
inflammation of the bronchi and lungs, usually beginning in the terminal bronchioles. See also pneumonia.

bron·cho·pneu·mo·ni·a

(brong'ko-nū-mo'nĭ-ă),
Acute inflammation of the walls of the smaller bronchial tubes, with varying amounts of pulmonary consolidation due to spread of the inflammation into peribronchiolar alveoli and the alveolar ducts; may become confluent or may be hemorrhagic.
Synonym(s): bronchial pneumonia

bronchopneumonia

/bron·cho·pneu·mo·nia/ (-ndbobr-mo´ne-ah) bronchial pneumonia; inflammation of the lungs beginning in the terminal bronchioles.

bronchopneumonia

(brŏng′kō-no͝o-mōn′yə, -nyo͝o-)
n.
A pneumonia involving inflammation of the lungs that spreads from and after infection of the bronchi.

bronchopneumonia

Etymology: Gk, bronchos + pneumon, lung
an acute inflammation of the lungs and bronchioles, characterized by chills, fever, high pulse and respiratory rates, bronchial breathing, cough with purulent bloody sputum, severe chest pain, and abdominal distension. The disease is usually a result of the spread of infection from the upper to the lower respiratory tract, most common caused by the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Staphylococcus pyogenes, or Streptococcus pneumoniae. Atypical forms of bronchopneumonia may occur in viral and rickettsial infections. The most common cause in infancy is the respiratory syncytial virus. Bronchopneumonia may lead to pleural effusion, empyema, lung abscess, peripheral thrombophlebitis, respiratory failure, congestive heart failure, and jaundice. Treatment includes administration of an antibiotic, oxygen therapy, supportive measures to keep the bronchi clear of secretions, and relief of pleural pain. Also called bronchial pneumonia, catarrhal pneumonia. Compare aspiration pneumonia, eosinophilic pneumonia, interstitial pneumonia. See also lobar pneumonia, respiratory syncytial virus.
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Bronchopneumonia

bronchopneumonia

Bronchopneumonitis Chest medicine Lung inflammation that usually begins in terminal bronchioles, which become clogged with mucopurulent exudate, forming consolidated patches in adjacent lobules; it is often 2º to URIs and debilitation, affecting infants, elderly and immunocompromised Pts

bron·cho·pneu·mo·ni·a

(brong'kō-nū-mō'nē-ă)
Acute inflammation of the walls ofthe smaller bronchial tubes, with varyingamounts of pulmonary consolidation due to the spread of the inflammation into peribronchiolar alveoli and the alveolar ducts; may become confluent or may be hemorrhagic.
Synonym(s): bronchial pneumonia.

bronchopneumonia

An acute infection of the lung substance, usually by organisms such as STREPTOCOCCUS, Haemophilus, Klebsiella or Legionella. It can also be caused by the inhalation of irritant substances, especially vomit (aspiration pneumonia).

bron·cho·pneu·mo·ni·a

(brong'kō-nū-mō'nē-ă)
Acute inflammation of the walls of the smaller bronchial tubes, with varying amounts of pulmonary consolidation due to spread of the inflammation into peribronchiolar alveoli and the alveolar ducts; may become confluent or may be hemorrhagic.

bronchopneumonia (bron´kōnəmō´nyə),

n an acute inflamma-tion of the lungs and bronchioles characterized by chills, fever, high pulse and respiratory rates, bronchial breathing, cough with purulent bloody sputum, severe chest pain, and abdominal distension.

bronchopneumonia

inflammation of the bronchi and lungs, usually beginning in the terminal bronchioles. Predominantly the result of aerogenous infection. Marked by a patchy and variegated appearance of gross lesions and involvement of the ventral parts of anterior lobes of the lungs. Called also lobular pneumonia. See also pneumonia.
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