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How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have atypical pneumonia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Simple is best

Just tell her she ended up catching some germs that decided to live in her lungs for a while.
She will get better with treatment.You needn't be rattles by the "atypical" label, it has no bearing on success of treatment, its just part of medical lingo.

In brief: Simple is best

Just tell her she ended up catching some germs that decided to live in her lungs for a while.
She will get better with treatment.You needn't be rattles by the "atypical" label, it has no bearing on success of treatment, its just part of medical lingo.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine

In brief: She should relax

Atypical pneumonia is sometimes caused by a bacteria, and sometimes by a virus.
It's a more benign type, and often caused by stress. What does her doctor say?

In brief: She should relax

Atypical pneumonia is sometimes caused by a bacteria, and sometimes by a virus.
It's a more benign type, and often caused by stress. What does her doctor say?
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Thank
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