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10 Common Causes of Pneumonia


In the majority of Pneumonia cases, a germ or bacteria invades the lungs tissue and causes it to become inflamed. Fluids will begin to collect in and around the air sacs of the lungs, which interferes with the lungs ability to take in oxygen and move it to the cells of the body, where it is needed. The body becomes over stressed as it has to work harder and harder to fight the infection that caused the pneumonia. Doctors will usually divide Pneumonia into three types: community-acquired, nursing home-acquired, and hospital-acquired. These types can be further classified by their varied causes, the most common of which are listed below.