Do Sinus Infections Cause Pneumonia?

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Definition

Mycoplasma pneumonia is an infection of the lungs from the bacteria Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae).

See also:

  • Atypical pneumonia
  • Viral pneumonia

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Mycoplasma pneumonia is a type of atypical pneumonia. It is caused by the bacteria M. pneumoniae. This type of pneumonia usually affects people younger than 40. Various studies suggest that it makes up 15 - 50% of all pneumonia cases in adults and even more in school-aged children.

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