Types, Causes and Massage Considerations for Pneumonitis


Pneumonitis is more commonly known as Pneumonia and can follow the common cold or influenza. The three basic causes on pneumonia are bacteria, viruses and fungi. The pneumonia that is caused by bacteria is streptococcus pneumonia, haemophilus influenza, staphylococcus aureus, mycobacterium tuberculosis, legionella pneumophila, and streptococcus pyogenes. The types of pneumonia that are caused by viruses are influenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus and adenovirus. The kinds of pneumonia that are caused by fungi are aspergillus fumigates, candida albicans, pneumocystis carinii and histoplasma capsulatum. The different types of pneumonia are named after their anatomical location, what caused them, how it was attained, or for its acuteness. Massage is contraindicated for a patient with pneumonia until the patient makes a complete recovery. In a few cases, a physician may approve postural drainage while the patient is recovering.


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