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Atypical pneumonia

  • Alternative Names

    Walking pneumonia; Chlamydophila pneumoniae; Community-acquired pneumonia - atypical


    Prevention

    Wash your hands often and have other people around you do the same.

    If your immune system is weak, stay away from crowds. Ask visitors who have a cold to wear a mask.

    Get a flu shot every year. Ask your doctor if you need a pneumonia vaccine.


    References

    Baum SG. Mycoplasma pneumoniae and atypical pneumonia. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 184.