Bronchopneumonia at 20x Magnification
Symptoms of bronchopneumonia are similar to other types of pneumonia and may include fatigue, a productive cough, fever, chills, chest pain, and difficulty breathing. The skin of individuals with the disease may also take on a bluish hue in advanced cases when enough oxygen is not available to the blood. The administration of oxygen is often necessary for such patients. Other types of treatment frequently provided to individuals with bronchopneumonia are dependent on the causative agent. Antibiotics are effective against many bacterial forms of the illness, but not viral pneumonias. Bed rest, use of a humidifier, and plenty of fluids are generally recommended for all cases of the disease.