John A Branda, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

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Pneumonia – Atypical Organisms

At a Glance “Atypical” pneumonia is a clinical syndrome with the following features: The onset of illness is gradual, often migrating from the upper to lower respiratory tract. The patient has a nonproductive cough, constitutional symptoms (e.g., fever, headache), and may have extrapulmonary manifestations of the infection. Chest X-ray shows patchy (nonlobar) infiltrates, usually involving…

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