inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli.
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- The recognition, diagnosis, and successful treatment of cancer patients with pneumonia remain pervasive and complex clinical challenges. Despite major advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia in general, mortality rates for cancer-related pulmonary infection remain high.
- Sai-Ching Jim Yeung; Carmen P. Escalante (2002). Oncologic Emergencies. PMPH-USA. p. 249. ISBN 978-1-55009-171-7.