bacterial bronchopneumonia


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bacterial bronchopneumonia

A patchy form of PNEUMONIA caused by bacterial infection of the lung, usually secondary to infection in the bronchi.
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Severe infestation results in prolonged anorexia due to intense pruritus leading to debility and emaciation, or predisposes to secondary bacterial infections (e.g., bacterial bronchopneumonia), all finally leading to death of affected goats.
Primary viral interstitial pneumonia is frequently complicated by opportunistic bacterial bronchopneumonia and influenza virus A infection has been shown to predispose to pulmonary bacterial toxicity (3).