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What are the usual bacterial causes of pneumonia in tweens and teens?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Viral

Viruses or atypical pneumonias due to mycoplasma, chlamydia are far more common than bacterial infections in this age group.
Unfortunately influenza and other viral infections may predispose to secondary bacterial infections. Stay in touch with your family doctor and follow their vaccine recommendations.

In brief: Viral

Viruses or atypical pneumonias due to mycoplasma, chlamydia are far more common than bacterial infections in this age group.
Unfortunately influenza and other viral infections may predispose to secondary bacterial infections. Stay in touch with your family doctor and follow their vaccine recommendations.
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