Legionnaires' disease, legionella, is a severe pneumonia that affects between 100 and 150 people in some part of Europe per year. It infects by inhaling small drops of contaminated water. The treatment is antibiotics. Sometimes hospital care is needed.
Both viruses and bacteria can cause inflammation and infections of the lungs and trachea. Here you can read more about, for example, trachea, pneumonia and RS virus.
Sarcoidosis means that one or more organs in your body are inflamed. Inflammation is due to a disruption of the immune system. Most often you get the disease in the lungs. The symptoms vary and it may take time for the disease to pass. Most become healthy without treatment, but in some, sarcoidosis can cause life-long problems.
In the case of pneumonia, parts of the outside of the lungs have become inflamed. Then it hurts when you breathe and you can also get breathless. The most common cause is a viral infection. Pneumonia can also be caused by, for example, bacteria or other diseases.
In the case of pneumonia, parts of the lungs have become inflamed. The cause is usually bacteria and then you are treated with antibiotics. Most people with pneumonia become completely healthy within a month, but for older people who are already sick, the disease can be serious.
Tracheal catheter is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the trachea inside the lungs. The inflammation causes the mucous membrane to swell. As the mucous membrane swells, the trachea becomes narrower and the flow of air deteriorates. Then the child becomes more difficult to breathe, especially to exhale.
A trachea is usually caused by viruses and causes cough. For the most part, a trachea catheter goes by itself in two to four weeks. Tracheal catheters are very common, both in children and in adults.
Tuberculosis, also called TB, is an infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. In many parts of the world, TB is one of the most common infectious diseases, but in some part of Europe the disease is not so common. There are effective medicines for TB and most people usually become completely healthy with treatment.
An RS virus infection usually starts as a common cold. Adults and older children usually do not have any major problems. Above all, it is children who are younger than one year who can become seriously ill, with cough and difficulty breathing. Then you may need to seek care for the child immediately. The same applies if the child belongs to a risk group, for example, has a lung disease.