Bacterial pneumonia

 

Lobar pneumonia occurs as a result of infection of a lobe of the lung with pathogens such as Streptococcus pneumoniae (also called pneumococcus or Diploccocus pneumoniae because it is a diplococcus). Other bacterial organsims cause bronchopneumonia and they include  Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Legionella spp, Staphyloccous aureus, Streptococcus spp and Moraxella catarrhalis, and yet others such as Mycoplasma spp and Chlamydia spp.


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