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Difference Between Lobar Pneumonia and Bronchopneumonia

Difference Between Lobar pneumonia and Bronchopneumonia is Tabulated below

Difference Between Lobar pneumonia and Bronchopneumonia
Lobar Pneumonia
1. Lobar pneumonia is caused by Pneumococci in 90 % of casses, 
few cases are caused by klebsiella pneumonia and Staph aureus.
1. Bronchopneumonia is caused by Staphylococci, Streptococci, 
H. influenzae, Proteus and Pseudomonas
2. Lobar pneumonia Occurs in otherwise
 healthy individuals between 30 - 50 years of age.
2. Bronchopneumonia Occurs in infants, olds and those suffering 
from chronic debilitating illness or immuno-suppression.
3. The onset of lobar pneumonia  is sudden with
 high grade fever, shaking chills and  bloody or rusty sputum
3. The onset of Bronchopneumonia is insidious
 with low grade fever and productive cough of purulent sputum.
4. Lobar pneumonia causes consolidation of whole lobe..
4. Bronchopneumonia produces Patchy Pneumonic Consolidation
5. Complications: bacteremia, Meningitis, Endocarditis, Septic arthritis.
5. Complications: Fibrosis, bronchiectasis, Lung abscess.

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