Types of Pneumonia
Pneumonia can be classified clinically as acute and chronic based on the intensity of infection. It is of various types depending by the mode of transmission and degree of infection .The types are as follows
• Aspiration pneumonia :
This type of infection is caused by particles that reach the respiratory tract through direct transmission during speech or cough. It can also result from indirect transmission through another person.
• Bacterial pneumonia:
As the name suggests, this type of infection results due to the direct contact with the pathogenic bacteria. The mode of spreading can be through an infected person or can result from direct encounter with the pathogen.
• Chlamydia pneumonia:
This form of infection mainly occurs in younger people like babies and children; the incidence of this type is mostly unknown.
• Fungal pneumonia :
Infections that result due to fungal species are called fungal pneumonia. It can be treated using drug
• Viral pneumonia:
Viruses are the cause of this type, commonly influenza falls under this category. It affects very old or very young people. It spreads through person – person contact.