Quote from sassy5d
here's what i came up with for pne.. input appreciated.. am i on the right track??
inhaled microorganism reaches alveoli
alveoli become dialated-filled with fluids, organisms, neutrophils and rbc's
affected lung becomes consolidated
of course, we're assuming it was caused by inhaled microorganism and not irritant..
you are basically right. how much detail are you supposed to go into? personally i would add steps between what you've got now, like:
1. inhaled microorganism reaches alveoli 2. a little bit more about pathogen colonising and a local immune response (think macrophages, cytokines, vasodilation)
3. alveoli become dialated-filled with fluid[color=silver]s, organisms, neutrophils [color=silver]and rbc's 4. something about impaired gas exchange due to fluid build-up
5. affected lung becomes consolidated (might phrase this "appears consolidated due to fluid collection") 6. systemic effects ?