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International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences

2024, Vol. 8 Issue 2, Part A
Homoeopathic approach to pneumonia
Author(s): Dr. Gaurav Gupta, Dr. Rajeev Khanna, Dr. Bharat Sharma, Dr. Disha Singh, Dr. Neeta Sharma and Dr. Harshita Sharma
Abstract:
Pneumonia represents a significant challenge in clinical practice, contributing significantly to infection-related fatalities and antimicrobial resistance. This paper provides an overview of pneumonia, covering its etiology, classification, risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, complications, and homoeopathic management.
The classification of pneumonia encompasses various types, including acute, atypical, nosocomial, aspiration, chronic, necrotizing, and pneumonia in immunocompromised hosts, each with distinct implicated pathogens.
Pathophysiology involves microbial proliferation in the alveoli, triggering an immune response, with various routes of pathogen entry. Mechanical defenses, such as mucociliary clearance and local antibacterial factors, play a crucial role in preventing infection, but when breached, inflammation ensues, leading to clinical symptoms.
Clinical presentation includes a range of symptoms such as cough, fever, dyspnea, and chest discomfort, often leading to misdiagnosis due to overlapping features with other conditions.
Complications of pneumonia can be severe, including respiratory failure, sepsis, and multi-organ dysfunction if left untreated. Homoeopathic management offers a holistic approach, considering individual patient reactions and prescribing medicines based on the law of similia matching patient symptoms and disease stages.
In conclusion, pneumonia poses a significant clinical challenge due to its diverse etiology, variable presentation, and potential complications. A comprehensive understanding of its classification, risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical features, and management options is essential for effective patient care and outcomes.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Gaurav Gupta, Dr. Rajeev Khanna, Dr. Bharat Sharma, Dr. Disha Singh, Dr. Neeta Sharma, Dr. Harshita Sharma. Homoeopathic approach to pneumonia. Int J Hom Sci 2024;8(2):31-35. DOI: 10.33545/26164485.2024.v8.i2a.1118
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