What's the difference between pneumococcal pneumonia and staphylococcal pneumonia?

Different bacteria. The names refer to two different types of bacteria that can cause pneumonia. Each has an optimal antibiotic regimen.
Difference... The correct name of the pneumococcal bacteria is staphylococcus pneumoniae. Staphylococcus pneumoniae is a type of staph infection, one of many types of staph infections!

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What is pneumococcal pneumonia called that for?

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. Read more...

How common is pneumococcal pneumonia?

Somewhat. It is the most common cause of pneumonia, which is the 4th leading cause of death in the us... But it is still unlikely that you will have it during your lifetime. Read more...

How serious is pneumococcal pneumonia?

Very serious . The seriousness dependes upon how symptomatic patient is, how large are the pneumonic infiltrates, how is the oxygenation and her a-a gradient whether or not there is septicemia and the response to the medications. Usually responds to antibiotics. Read more...
Serious enough . It depends on how severe. It can reach from a severe infection that causes severe lung injury, systemic infection with organ failure and a real risk of death, to a milder infection that one treats as an outpatient. It is always something however that requires medical attention and treatment ( antibiotics, supportive care). Read more...