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pneumonia


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An inflammation of the lungs that can be a result of infection with bacteria (often Streptococcus pneumoniae or Klebsiella pneumoniae), although other bacteria can be responsible. Viral infections can also cause pneumonia, notably a coronavirus in SARS. In lobar pneumonia only some lobes of the lung are affected; in bronchial pneumonia the inflammation affects the bronchi or bronchioles.

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