atypical pneumonia

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Noun1.atypical pneumonia - an acute respiratory disease marked by high fever and coughing; caused by mycoplasma; primarily affecting children and young adults
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
ornithosis, parrot fever, psittacosis - an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds
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A preliminary review of published data would seem to suggest that the incidence of lower-respiratory tract infections due to the pathogens that cause atypical pneumonia is increasing.
Complications include but are not limited to granulomatous hepatitis, atypical pneumonia, and meningoencephalitis.
Atypical pneumonia in children in Islamabad: Clinical features and response to macrolides.
Treatment regimens have included several antibiotics to presumptively treat known bacterial agents of atypical pneumonia. In several locations, therapy also has included antiviral agents such as oseltamivir or ribavirin.
Atypical pneumonia could be distinguished from other types of pneumonias by its mild clinical course and its ability to cause different symptoms in different people.
I was diagnosed with atypical pneumonia which is caused by a bacterial infection.
If atypical pneumonia was suspected, the ceftriaxone patients also could receive IV erythromycin 0.5-1 g every 6 hours.
If clinicians suspected atypical pneumonia, patients in the cef-triaxone group also could receive IV erythromycin 0.5-1 g every 6 hours.
Tularemia becomes more likely as a source of pneumonia if patients have a severe, atypical pneumonia with pleuritis, hilar lymphadenopathy, and negative blood cultures and do not respond to beta-lactam antibiotics.
Teresa Choi, the center's principal medical and health officer, told a press conference the center will ask the Hospital Authority that runs public hospitals in Hong Kong to monitor patients with atypical pneumonia and who have recently traveled to mainland cities such as Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
This diet continued until she was eight - until after the most serious of all her illnesses, an atypical pneumonia, later called Legionnaires' Disease.
A chest X-ray confirmed he was suffering from atypical pneumonia.

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