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pneumonia
 

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, caused by infection by bacteria, viruses, fungi or other organisms. 

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

  • cough with greenish or yellow mucus
  • bloody sputum
  • fever with shaking chills
  • sharp or stabbing chest pain worsened by deep breathing or coughing
  • shallow breathing
  • shortness of breath
  • headache
  • excessive sweating and clammy skin
  • loss of appetite
  • excessive fatigue
  • confusion
 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus)
 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

  • medication
  • hospitalization
  • oxygen
Specialties
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  • pulmonology

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