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Atypical Pneumonia - everything to know

About

A lower respiratory infection that is less severe than typical pneumonia.

An estimated 8,000-18,000 patients are hospitalized for Atypical Pneumonia disease in the United States each year. [1]

- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging often required
- Can incur in both men and women
- Can be both, acute and chronic

Atypical Pneumonia is the infection of the respiratory system that is caused by walking pneumonia. Doctors from all over the world have diagnosed many patients with this type of pneumonia as it is extremely common to occur. It is the infection that affects only the lower part of the respiratory tract and causes the bacteria to move up and spread the infection everywhere.

Ages affected - 20-30 years: often; 30-40 years: more often; 40+ years: most often

Symptoms:

Symptoms may include a stark pain in the chest region and persistent coughs, which are caused in fits throughout the day.

People may experience
Pain areas - chest
Throat problems – sore dry and itchy throat can occur
Fever- chills and fevers are caused due to exposure

Treatment

Self-care: For fever, cold compresses on head can bring down the temperature to a certain level.

Medications: For chest pain, anti-inflammatory drugs are really useful to bring down the pain to a certain amount.

Specialists: For other kinds, consult a specialist. With mfine, we offer a wide range of options and service choices for our customers so that you no longer have to worry about cutting your medical expenses and can totally rely on us.

Pulmonologist

Dr. Sumant Mantri

Dr. Sumant Mantri

DNB- Respiratory Diseases, FCCP (USA)

Pulmonologist

24+ years exp

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Pulmonologist

Dr. Ramana Prasad

Dr. Ramana Prasad

MBBS, D.T.CD, CCEBDM, FCCP

Pulmonologist

23+ years exp

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Pulmonologist

Dr. Raghu Kanth

Dr. Raghu Kanth

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, Diploma in Allergy and Asthma (CMC Vellore)

Pulmonologist

6+ years exp

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