atypical pneumonia

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a·typ·i·cal pneu·mo·ni·a

pneumonia caused by a nonbacterial pathogen, classically caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, but generally used to refer to any nonbacterial pneumonia with mild systemic symptoms, including viral. See: primary atypical pneumonia.

atypical pneumonia

A clinically “atypical” form of pneumonia, which lacks the classic signs and symptoms of bronchopneumonia.
 
Types
Chlamydial pneumonia, Mycoplasma, influenza A or B, adenovirus, Legionella.
 
Management
Antibiotics if bacterial, otherwise supportive.
 
Prognosis
Symptoms usually improve within two weeks.

atypical pneumonia

Chest medicine A clinically 'atypical' form of pneumonia, which lacks the classic signs and Sx of pneumonia Types Chlamydia pneumonia, Mycoplasma, influenza A or B, adenovirus, Legionella Management Antibiotics if bacterial Prognosis Sx often improve in < 2 wks

pri·mar·y a·typ·i·cal pneu·mo·ni·a

(prī'mar-ē ā-tip'i-kăl-nū-mō'nē-ă)
An acute systemic disease with involvement of the lungs, caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae and marked by high fever, cough, relatively few physical signs, and scattered densities on x-rays; usually associated with development of cold agglutinins and antibodies to the bacteria.
Synonym(s): atypical pneumonia, mycoplasmal pneumonia.