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Examines in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Acute Pneumonia: Infection or Disease?

  • Open or Close Igor Klepikov*

    Pediatric Surgeon, Renton, USA

    *Corresponding author: Igor Klepikov, Pediatric Surgeon, 27th St. NE Renton, USA

Submission: December 09, 2017; Published: December 20, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/EPMR.2017.01.000509

ISSN 2637-7934
Volume1 Issue2


Non-specific forms of Acute Pneumonia (AP) have been known in medicine for a long time, well beyond two millennium. “Pneumonia was described 2,500 years ago by Hippocrates, the father of medicine” [1]. However, could someone state today that this nosology is also well-studied as it is well-known? The comparison of scientific explanation of AP nature and actual results of its treatment shows a lot of contradictions and paradoxes. The substantiated dissatisfaction by the contemporary state of this problem forces one to search the ways of its solution while investing enormously into this work. In this connection, it is recalled that World Health Organization has spent 39 billions of dollars in 2010- 2015 years to solve this problem [2].

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