Atypical pneumonia

What is Atypical pneumonia?

Pneumonia is usually caused by certain typical bacteria and viruses. If the bacteria or virus causing the infection is not the usual type then it could be called atypical pneumonia, for example a mycobacterial infection.

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I need info about atypical pneumonia. What I found indicates that recovery is 2-3 weeks. But current cases in my family,
one in Colorado and one in...

doctor1 MD

Hello.Generally the atypical pneumonia is more dangerous than the typical pneumonia. The typical pneumonia is caused by common germs and atypical...

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Hello, after a week of running a low fever and having a dry cough with fatigue, my doctor did a chest x-ray that came back showing asthma which I...

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Brief Answer:
Yes, some hemoptysis is normal in atypical pneumonia.

Detailed Answer:
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Hi, My husband has been diagnosed with atypical pneumonia ? mycoplasma in origin. He has been v ill for 2 weeks, hospitalised for 1 on iv abx which...

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I understand your concern.
I am Dr. Arun Tank, infectious diseases specialist, answering your query.

In my opinion you should take...

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