The cause of bronchopneumonia is an infection.

In children, causative agents of bronchopneumonia are most often viruses: influenza and parainfluenza, adenoviruses, coronoviruses, herpes, enteroviruses, rhinoviruses. Young people aged 20-35 are infected with mycoplasmas and chlamydia. The cause of pathology in adults is usually bacteria - streptococci and staphylococci. Elderly people and cancer patients are mainly affected by fungal infections - candida and aspergillus.


The human body is infected with pathogenic biological agents of various families, genera and species. This is a conditional etiological classification of the disease, taking into account the age category of patients.

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Bronchopneumonia, depending on the conditions of occurrence and the type of pathogen, is divided into two large groups - community-acquired or household and hospital or nosocomial. The causative agents of community-acquired bronchopneumonia are pneumococci in 80% of cases, as well as hemophils, mycoplasmas, chlamydia, legionella, moraxella, Klebsiella, some enterobacteria, coccal microflora.