January 7, 2023, 18:47 – Public News Service – OSN

Pulmonologist Sergey Puryasev commented on the available information about the illness of film director Nikita Mikhalkov, who ended up in intensive care with bilateral pneumonia. The specialist spoke about this in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.

Puryasev believes that in the case of Mikhalkov, we are talking about the fact that pneumonia is of a bacterial nature, not a viral one. According to the specialist, in this case, the disease almost always occurs under the influence of pneumococcus on the body. This is a special kind of bacterial organisms that can lead not only to lung damage, but also to such dangerous health diseases like sinusitis and meningitis.

Describing the possible course of the course of such a disease, doctor He said that when it usually develops significant intoxication of the body. The disease is especially dangerous for the elderly, because with age there is a sharp weakening of the immune system of the human body.

Earlier it became known that Nikita Mikhalkov, who got into intensive care, passed tests for influenza and coronavirus. According to reports, the director was not found to have these viruses. At the same time, Mikhalkov was diagnosed with bilateral polysegmental pneumonia, which was complicated by respiratory failure. Details read in material Public news service.