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Kristina Duda, R.N.

Pneumonia In-Depth

By November 28, 2012

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We often talk about pneumonia as a complication of the cold, flu or other respiratory illnesses but it is really a much more complicated illness. There are several different types of pneumonia and all of them have different symptoms and treatments. If you have been diagnosed with pneumonia, suspect that you might have it or just want to know more about it, we have the information you need.

Bacterial Pneumonia - one of the most serious types of pneumonia and the one that most often occurs as a complication of other respiratory infection.

Viral Pneumonia - typically not as serious as bacterial pneumonia, but still affects millions of people every year. Cannot be treated with antibiotics.

Mycoplasma Pneumonia - often called "walking pneumonia", the symptoms are typically mild and it often goes away on it's own.

Aspiration Pneumonia - unlike other types of pneumonia because it occurs when foreign material enters the airway and lungs. Find out why healthy young people are at risk for aspiration pneumonia.

Pneumonia Treatment Options - depends on the symptoms you are experiencing and the type of pneumonia that you have. See what your options are and what to expect if you are diagnosed with pneumonia.


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