Consolidating pneumonia

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Consolidation or simply speaking, pneumonia is the infection of the lungs caused by bacteria like streptococcus pneumoniae, legionella, mycoplasma pneumoniae; viruses like adenovirus, influenza virus; fungi or parasites. Pneumonia is seen in patients with low immunity i.e.

Even though the definition is simple, consolidation of the lungs has several different causes.

Thus when a radiologist has reported a chest X-ray examination and notes the presence of consolidation he/she is simply stating that some of the long airspace has been replaced by a fluid.