Inflammation is an essential component of many lung diseases. Lung inflammation can refer to irritation and infection of the lung.
Lung inflammation can lead to the formation of a lung abscess, a pus-filled cavity surrounded by inflammation, or an empyema, a collection of pus in the pleural space. Both these complications are very serious conditions that need antibiotic treatment, and maybe even surgery to remove the abscess or drain the pus. Another extreme consequence of pneumonia is acute respiratory distress syndrome, which can be fatal. The lung's air sacs fill with fluid, and the respiratory failure ensures. This complication has a high fatality rate and requires a patient to be in an intensive care unit, receiving aggressive treatment including receiving extra oxygen with the help of a ventilator and antibiotics.
Related Journals of Lung Inflammation and Treatment
Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine, Lung Diseases & Treatment, Inflammatory mechanisms in the lung, European Respiratory Journal, Lymphoma, Journal of Asthma & Bronchitis, Journal of Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment, Insights in chest diseases, International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases, Journal Rankings on Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Journal Of Respiratory Diseases, Tubercle and Lung Disease, Respiratory Medicine, European Respiratory, International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary, The Journal of respiratory diseases, Chronic Respiratory Disease, Lung India, Infectious Pulmonary Diseases