Is Pneumonia Deadly?

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Pneumonia is a respiratory condition in which there is infection of the lung.

Community-acquired pneumonia refers to pneumonia in people who have not recently been in the hospital or another health care facility (nursing home, rehabilitation facility).

See also: Hospital-acquired pneumonia


Alternative Names

Bronchopneumonia; Community-acquired pneumonia


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