What Is the Difference Between Pneumonia and Pulmonary Edema?

What is the difference between pneumonia and pulmonary edema?

Pulmonary edema is fluid in the lung from any cause, sometimes related to impaired heart function, but also seen with a number of other causes of inflammation in the lung, such as smoke inhalation, trauma, and severe infections including pneumonia. Pneumonia is a lung infection.

The two entities can coexist and may look similar on chest x-ray.

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