What is Atypical Pneumonia (Mycoplasma and Viral)
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
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- Resource Guide
Atypical Pneumonia (Mycoplasma and Viral) Definition
Atypical pneumonia is a lung infection.
“Typical pneumonia” is a severe illness. It is usually caused by bacteria, such as
In contrast, atypical pneumonia tends to be a milder illness. It is caused by a different assortment of bacteria or viruses, and it usually strikes healthy young people.
All types of pneumonia are potentially serious conditions that require care from your doctor.
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