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What is pneumonia unspecified organism?

Pneumonia, unspecified organism
J18. 9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM J18. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J18.

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Also know, what does pneumonia unspecified mean?

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the small air sacs known as alveoli. Typically symptoms include some combination of productive or dry cough, chest pain, fever, and trouble breathing. Severity is variable. Pneumonia believed to be due to bacteria is treated with antibiotics.

Likewise, how do u catch pneumonia? Ways you can get pneumonia include:

  1. Bacteria and viruses living in your nose, sinuses, or mouth may spread to your lungs.
  2. You may breathe some of these germs directly into your lungs.
  3. You breathe in (inhale) food, liquids, vomit, or fluids from the mouth into your lungs (aspiration pneumonia)

Keeping this in consideration, what is the difference between pneumonia and bronchopneumonia?

Pneumonia is a category of lung infections. It occurs when viruses, bacteria, or fungi cause inflammation and infection in the alveoli (tiny air sacs) in the lungs. Bronchopneumonia is a type of pneumonia that causes inflammation in the alveoli. Due to inflammation, their lungs may not get enough air.

What are the 4 stages of pneumonia?

Pneumonia has four stages, namely consolidation, red hepatization, grey hepatization and resolution.

  • Consolidation. Occurs in the first 24 hours. Cellular exudates containing neutrophils, lymphocytes and fibrin replaces the alveolar air.
  • Red Hepatization. Occurs in the 2-3 days after consolidation.

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