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Pneumonia Basics

Pneumonia Basics

Pneumonia (the ancient Greek word for lungs) is defined as an infection involving the alveoli of the lungs. It occurs in patients of all age groups, but young children and the elderly, as well as immunocompromised and immune deficient patients, are especially at risk. Causal therapy is with antibiotics.

Pneumonia Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

  • Common
  • Cough with greenish or yellow mucus
  • Fever with shaking chills (rigors)
  • Sharp or stabbing chest pain, worsened by deep breaths or coughs
  • Rapid, shallow breathing (painful quick breathing)
  • Shortness of breath Binary file (standard input) matches