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What is atypical pneumonia? Why is co-amoxiclav non effective in eradicating atypical pneumonia?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Other antibx

Atypical pneumonia can refer to Mycoplasma or Chlamydial infection of the respiratory tract.
These infections are not well treated with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Amoxicillin is a good choice for sinus and ear infections.

In brief: Other antibx

Atypical pneumonia can refer to Mycoplasma or Chlamydial infection of the respiratory tract.
These infections are not well treated with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Amoxicillin is a good choice for sinus and ear infections.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
There are 2 reasons why an Abx may not be effective. 1) Different bacteria respond to different treatments (antibiotics) because of their nature. Abx target certain molecules, but not all bacteria make those molecules. 2) Different antibiotics penetrate organs differently (it also depends on route of administration, ie how u take them). So a good choice for the ear may not be good for lungs, e.g.
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease

In brief: Walking pneumonia

Atypical is also known as walking pneumonia .
"typically" pneumonia is caused by a bacteria called pneumococci which manifest with fever, cough and one sided chest pain. Atypical pneumonia is a broad term that describes patient s with pneumonia in both lungs, often with wheezing, the patient can continue his daily life: walking pneumonia, classic example mycoplasma.

In brief: Walking pneumonia

Atypical is also known as walking pneumonia .
"typically" pneumonia is caused by a bacteria called pneumococci which manifest with fever, cough and one sided chest pain. Atypical pneumonia is a broad term that describes patient s with pneumonia in both lungs, often with wheezing, the patient can continue his daily life: walking pneumonia, classic example mycoplasma.
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