Keywords: pneumococcal pneumonia clinical
Pneumococcal pneumonia is pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia, accounting for 2/3 of the bacterial community-acquired pneumonia. Pneumococcal pneumonia the general Four Seasons visible, but in winter. The disease is most common in patients too young or too old. Pharyngeal bacterial examination showed that 5% to 25% of healthy human carriers of pneumococcus, the highest detection rate of the winter, children and parents of young children. And classified according to the capsular polysaccharide antigens, more than 80 kinds of the pneumococcal serotypes.
The common pneumococcal pneumonia clinical symptoms as follows:
Abrupt onset, premorbid many cold, fatigue, drunkenness, history of infection.
Fever, chills, ipsilateral chest pain, less the amount of sputum was rusty.
Lungs early can be no abnormal signs, the consolidation phase may have the typical signs (percussion dullness, tactile fremitus enhanced, bronchial breath sounds), dissipation of audible and moist rales. Could be heard and involving the pleura, pleural friction rub MEDICAL EDUCATION | Education Network collected.
The natural course for 1 to 2 weeks.
Complications of septicemia, pleurisy, shock, etc..