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What is pneumococcal pneumonia called that for?
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Pneumoniae + coccus
The official name of the organism is streptococcus pneumoniae, which is a gram positive coccus.
So its nickname became "pneumococcus, " which causes "pneumococcal" pneumonia.

In brief: Pneumoniae + coccus
The official name of the organism is streptococcus pneumoniae, which is a gram positive coccus.
So its nickname became "pneumococcus, " which causes "pneumococcal" pneumonia.
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