Difference Between Lobar Pneumonia and Bronchopneumonia

Difference Between Lobar Pneumonia and Bronchopneumonia


Difference Between Lobar Pneumonia and Bronchopneumonia


About Lobar Pneumonia


1. Lobar pneumonia is caused by Pneumococci in 90 % of casses, 
few cases are caused by klebsiella pneumonia and Staph aureus.

2. Lobar pneumonia Occurs in otherwise
 healthy individuals between 30 - 50 years of age.

3. The onset of lobar pneumonia  is sudden with
 high grade fever, shaking chills and  bloody or rusty sputum

4. Lobar pneumonia causes consolidation of whole lobe..

5. Complications: bacteremia, Meningitis, Endocarditis, Septic arthritis.

About Bronchopneumonia


1. Bronchopneumonia is caused by Staphylococci, Streptococci, 
H. influenzae, Proteus and Pseudomonas
2. Bronchopneumonia Occurs in infants, olds and those suffering 
from chronic debilitating illness or immuno-suppression.

3. The onset of Bronchopneumonia is insidious
 with low grade fever and productive cough of purulent sputum.

4. Bronchopneumonia produces Patchy Pneumonic Consolidation

5. Complications: Fibrosis, bronchiectasis, Lung abscess.