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What causes atypical pneumonia to occur?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Atypical PNA.

Atypical pneumonia, otherwise known as walking pneumonia, is a type of pneumonia caused by certain bacteria (which you acquire from someone coughing) that generally cause a milder and longer lasting type of pneumonia.
Often overlooked because the symptoms are so mild. Could cause cough, shortness of breath, chills, sweats, fever, chest discomfort.

In brief: Atypical PNA.

Atypical pneumonia, otherwise known as walking pneumonia, is a type of pneumonia caused by certain bacteria (which you acquire from someone coughing) that generally cause a milder and longer lasting type of pneumonia.
Often overlooked because the symptoms are so mild. Could cause cough, shortness of breath, chills, sweats, fever, chest discomfort.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: YOU GET EXPOSED

To an atypical organism that reaches your bronchial tubes and lungs.

In brief: YOU GET EXPOSED

To an atypical organism that reaches your bronchial tubes and lungs.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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