Comedian Kenneth Keith Kallenback Died of Pneumonia

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Pneumonia is back in focus today as known comedian Kenneth keith Kallenbach diet of pneumonia today in a Chester County, Pennsylvania hospital.

The Kidd Chris Show announced that Kenneth Keith Kallenbach was dead during their morning broadcast and had apparently the cause of the death was pneumonia.

What is Pneumonia and does it kill?

CDC says that Pneumonia has accounted for approximately 15% of all hospital-associated infections and 27% and 24% of all infections acquired in the medical intensive-care unit (ICU) and coronary care unit, respectively. It has been the second most common hospital-associated infection after that of the urinary tract. For hospital-associated pneumonia, attributable mortality rates of 20%-33% have been reported. The primary risk factor for the development of hospital-associated bacterial pneumonia is mechanical ventilation (with its requisite endotracheal intubation).

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"Pneumonia can be difficult to spot. It often mimics a cold or the flu, beginning with a cough and a fever, so you may not realize you have a more serious condition. Chest pain is a common symptom of many types of pneumonia. Pneumonia symptoms can vary greatly, depending on any underlying conditions you may have and the type of organism causing the infection," writes Mayo Clinic.

If a patient has a severe pneumonia, he or she will be hospitalized and treated with intravenous antibiotics and put on oxygen. This could have been the case of Kenneth Keith Kallenback. However, if the patient does not need oxygen, he or she may recover as quickly at home with oral antibiotics as in the hospital, especially if you have access to qualified home health care. Sometimes the patient may spend three or four days in the hospital receiving intravenous antibiotics and then continue to recover at home with oral medication.

On a side-note we just called Delaware County Coroner's Office, to find out more about Kenneth Keith Kallenback's death and the surrounding circumstance. However, we were told that the investigator is working on the issue right now and were asked to call back in half an hour. Please check back in 45 minutes or so for further updates on this story. Will will update this page once we hear more from the investigator.

Update on Kenneth Keith Kallenback

We spoke with the Delaware County Coroner's Office again and were told that Kallenback was hospitalized with no suspcious circumstances and there was nothing that would be reported to the Coroner's office. He was under doctor's care at Riddle Memorial Hospital. Officials were not available at the hospital for comments.

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