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typical vs atypical pneumonia

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pradeep Singh
23 years experience Family Medicine
Mismatch of symptom: Patients presents with symptoms which do notmatch with clinical and radiological evidence of the peumonias i.e. Cocci , tband pcp.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Very little: "atypical" pneumomia is actually very common. "typical" pneumonia is caused by conventional bacteria, usually with a capsule. Most atypical pneumoia i ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Atypical pneumonia is pneumonia caused by mycoplasma, chlamydophilia and legionella species as opposed to usual bacterial pneumonia caused by other ba ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Shahzeidi
18 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Causing agents type: Typical pneumonia caused by typical organisms found in the resoiratory system such as strep pneumonia, staph aureus, klebsiella pneumonia, moraxella c ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
"Walking pneumonia": Atypical pneumonia refers to pneumonia caused by certain bacteria, including legionella pneumophila, mycoplasma pneumoniae, and chlamydophila pneumoni ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
ALL PNEUMONIAS ARE: Potentially dangerous.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YOU GET EXPOSED: To an atypical organism that reaches your bronchial tubes and lungs.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Various: There are antibody panels (in which the diagnosis is retrospective), and pcrs and non-specific indicators as well as cultures for some. These may be ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Less common germs: The "typical" are caused by certain bacteria such as streptococcus, and hemophilus...Atypicals included mycoplasma, chlamydia and are treated differen ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: The classic forms of atypical pneumonia are caused by mycoplasma and legionella. Legionella in particular can be very serious, but both are treatable.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Atypical pneumonia: The classic form on pneumonia presents with abrupt onset of cough, high fever, shaking shills, production of rusty colored sputum, and profound malais ... Read More
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