Aspiration pneumonia

Other Names:
Aspiration of vomitus
Aspiration pneumonitis
Anaerobic pneumonia

Aspiration pneumonia is caused by infections or inhalation of food, liquid, gases or dust. This illness goes by other names, such as necrotizing pneumonia, anaerobic pneumonia, aspiration pneumonitis, and aspiration of vomitus.  People with aspiration pneumonia have inflammation without any bacterial infection. Aspiration pneumonia can be difficult to treat because people who usually acquire this disease are already sick to begin with.



Narrower Problems:
Lipoid pneumonia
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST