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what is narcotizing neumoccocal pneumonia?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Hi Susan.... I think you mean necrotizing, mennococal and pneumonia. Basically, here are what those terms mean....

    Necrotizing = process of death of cells or tissues through injury or disease, especially in a localized area of the body.

    Mennococal = A type of bacterial meningitis. (Bacterial meningitis is either monococcal or pneumococcal, depending on the type of bacteria responsible for the infection. Meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae and related strains (A, B C, Y, and W135) is also called meningococcal meningitis. Similarly, meningitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae is also called pneumococcal meningitis.)

    Pneumonia = Is an inflammation of the lung(s) usually caused by an infection.

    **Meningitis is a serious inflammation of the meninges, the membranes (lining) that surround the brain and spinal cord. It can be of bacterial, viral, or fungal origin.

    So essentially if you put these terms together, it is describing a very destructive type of pneumonia resulting from meningitis. I hope neither you nor anyone you care about has this!!!!!!!

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  • JB
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    No she means Pneumococcal necrotizing pneumonia, or, PNP.

    PNP is the necrosis of lung tissue which is a potentially fatal complication of lobar pneumonia where the lung tissue is replaced with scar tissue reducing the lung capacity of the pt... assuming they survive the bacteria, Fever and liquid filling the lungs. Hospital intervention and treatment is required for survival.

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