Atelectasis is like when the lung colapses (when it cant inflate) https://www.google.com/health/ref/Atelectasis
- here is some easy terms info on it
pneumonia is an infection of the lungs https://www.google.com/health/ref/Pneumonia
- here is easy info on that
they are 2 totally different things, so they are treated differently, although you might see some common symptoms, but that is because they both happen on the lung, as per say, shortness of breath!!
Last edit by 9livesRN on Oct 15, '09
: Reason: more info for you!