secondary pneumonia


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secondary pneumonia

Etymology: L, secundus, second; Gk, pneumon, lung
pneumonia that develops during the course of another disease, such as diphtheria or tularemia.

secondary pneumonia

Pneumonia that occurs in connection with a specific systemic disease such as typhoid, diphtheria, or plague.
See also: pneumonia
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Finally, studies in ferrets have documented that those infected with pneumococci after acquiring influenza, but not before, showed development of lethal secondary pneumonia and other invasive complications (39).