walking pneumonia


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A popular term for the symptoms of atypical pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Management Tetracycline, erythromycin; a vaccine is under development

walking pneumonia

Mycoplasma pneumonia Infectious disease A popular term for the Sx of atypical pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae Clinical Usually mild; insidious onset of malaise, headache, ± fever followed by an intense, usually nonproductive cough, with scant mucopurulent or hemorrhagic sputum, accompanied by chest tenderness on inspiration; auscultation may reveal wheezes, rhonchi and occasional moist râles; clinical and radiologic improvement of WP with pleural effusions may require 2–6 wks Treatment Tetracycline, erythromycin; a vaccine is now available for pigs/hogs. See Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
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In fact, there are bacteria that cause both acute bronchitis and the so-called "walking pneumonia";
Some of the pneumonia classifications include community-acquired, health care-associated, hospitalacquired, ventilator-associated, and walking pneumonia [15].
Most pneumonia, including walking pneumonia, is caused by bacteria, which can be treated with antibiotics.
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“I have had to work through walking pneumonia, an ear infection and laryngitis.
"I had walking pneumonia and it is highly contagious."
If you catch another cold, it's OK to dance as long as there are no complications, such as bronchitis or walking pneumonia, and you take it easy.
The 26-year-old actress said that the producers had retaliated, as they were angry for her no-show on the first day of shooting, even though she had told them that she had walking pneumonia and doctors had advised her not to fly.
pneumoniae causes "walking pneumonia." The second additional test is illumigene[R] Pertussis for the bacteria that cause "whooping cough."
Friends claimed that Lohan had complained for weeks that she had "walking pneumonia".
I finally [saw] my doctor and found out I had walking pneumonia. I could not walk too far without being fatigued and having to stop to catch my breath.
Quite often its cause is a pneumonia that has classically been referred to as "walking pneumonia" because afflicted patients could usually be treated as outpatients with antibiotics and supportive care.