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Are there different options for treating atypical pneumonia?
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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 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. Antibiotic choice may be different than that for a regular pneumonia.

In brief: Atypical PNA.
Atypical pneumonia, otherwise known as walking pneumonia, is a type of pneumonia caused by certain bacteria 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. Antibiotic choice may be different than that for a regular pneumonia.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Yes, several...
...Different classes of antibiotics can be effective.
Patients whose symptoms are minimal and who are otherwise healthy can probably get by without antibiotics. The use of antibiotics simply improve the odds in favor of your immune system, which is the main weapon against any infection. For people who are very sick from pneumonia, antibiotics are lifesaving when used appropriately.

In brief: Yes, several...
...Different classes of antibiotics can be effective.
Patients whose symptoms are minimal and who are otherwise healthy can probably get by without antibiotics. The use of antibiotics simply improve the odds in favor of your immune system, which is the main weapon against any infection. For people who are very sick from pneumonia, antibiotics are lifesaving when used appropriately.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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