In general, the distinction between pleuropneumonia and bronchopneumonia is not difficult to make.
The neighboring lung tissue, when collapsed and involved in bronchopneumonia, has the color and consistency of pale-red flesh.
It is non-specific when it may be due to a variety of organisms, as enteritis (generally), bronchopneumonia, wound infections.
The lung tissue in bronchopneumonia is not enlarged, but rather more contracted than the normal tissue around it.
bronchopneumonia bron·cho·pneu·mon·ia (brŏng'kō-nu-mōn'yə, -nyu-)
Acute inflammation of the walls of the smaller bronchial tubes, with irregular areas of consolidation due to spread of the inflammation into the peribronchiolar alveoli and the alveolar ducts of the lungs. Also called bronchial pneumonia.