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dou·ble pneu·mo·ni·a

lobar pneumonia involving both lungs.

double pneumonia

n.
Pneumonia affecting both lungs.
(1) An obsolete term for bilateral lobar pneumonia, a now rare condition
(2) Mixed viral-bacterial pneumonia, in which one follows another—e.g., Staphylococcus aureus, infection—causing a 100-fold enhancement of infectivity and increased multiplication rate of influenza viruses, by producing a hemagglutinin-cleaving enzyme
Prognosis Mortality up to 42%

double pneumonia

1. An obsolete term for bilateral lobar pneumonia, a now rare condition.
2. Mixed viral-bacterial pneumonia, where one follows another–eg, Staphylococcus aureus, infection, causing a 100-fold enhancement of infectivity and ↑ multiplication rate of influenza viruses, by producing a hemagglutinin-cleaving enzyme Prognosis Mortality up to 42%.

dou·ble pneu·mo·ni·a

(dŭb'ĕl nū-mō'nē-ă)
Lobar pneumonia involving both lungs.
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