Complications of Pneumococcal pneumonia


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About complications: Complications of Pneumococcal pneumonia are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Pneumococcal pneumonia. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Pneumococcal pneumonia and complications of Pneumococcal pneumonia is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Pneumococcal pneumonia: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Pneumococcal pneumonia includes:

Complications of Pneumococcal pneumonia: responsible for 3,000 cases of meningitis (inflammation of spinal cord membranes), 50,000 cases of bacteremia (bacteria in the blood), and 7 million cases of otitis media (inner ear infection) [JAMA; 285:1729-1735, 2001].1

In about 30 percent of people with pneumococcal pneumonia, the bacteria invade the blood stream from the lungs [http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/pink/pneumo2.pdf pp. 249-263]. This causes bacteremia, a very serious Pneumococcal pneumonia also can cause other lung problems and certain heart problems. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Pneumococcal Pneumonia, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

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