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  • Fever
  • The distinction was historically considered important, as it differentiated those more likely to present with "typical" respiratory symptoms and lobar pneumonia from those more likely to present with "atypical" generalized symptoms (such as fever, headache, sweating and myalgia) and bronchopneumonia. (wikipedia.org)
  • The elderly and people with impaired immunity tend to have less pronounced symptoms and less fever, even though pneumonia is more dangerous among these patients. (healthcentral.com)
  • Patient 1: A previously healthy 33-year-old man developed P. carinii pneumonia and oral mucosal candidiasis in March 1981 after a 2-month history of fever associated with elevated liver enzymes, leukopenia, and CMV viruria. (cdc.gov)
  • Patient 2: A previously healthy 30-year-old man developed p. carinii pneumonia in April 1981 after a 5-month history of fever each day and of elevated liver-function tests, CMV viruria, and documented seroconversion to CMV, i.e., an acute-phase titer of 16 and a convalescent-phase titer of 28* in anticomplement immunofluorescence tests. (cdc.gov)
  • His pneumonia responded to a course of intravenous TMP/.SMX, but, as of the latest reports, he continues to have a fever each day. (cdc.gov)
  • In babies, pneumonia due to chlamydia may cause conjunctivitis (pinkeye) with only mild illness and no fever. (kidshealth.org)
  • Yes, pneumonia is normally in the presents of a fever also, also it does hurt, sometimes even to the touch. (medhelp.org)
  • inflammation
  • When the inflammation is caused by an infectious microorganism, the term pneumonia is used. (healthcentral.com)
  • Traumatic pneumonia ( trauma such as a blunt object striking the chest as in an auto accident or an assault) is a noninfectious or nonchemical cause of lung tissue inflammation. (medicinenet.com)
  • organisms
  • Some cases of pneumonia are spread by aerosolized particles (airborne infectious organisms), but most are acquired by organisms that are already in your mouth. (medicinenet.com)
  • antibiotics
  • If your child has bacterial pneumonia and the doctor has prescribed antibiotics, give the medicine on schedule for as long as directed. (kidshealth.org)
  • However once diagnosed, M ycoplasma pneumonia , C hlamydia pneumonia and L egionella pneumonia can all be treated using antibiotics. (news-medical.net)
  • When the researchers took into account all the factors they believed may have influenced the outcome including age, sex, asthma, smoking, antibiotics for lung conditions and previous pneumonia, they found that there was no significant effect of vaccination on the risk of CAP in the participants. (www.nhs.uk)
  • causes
  • What causes pneumonia? (www.nhs.uk)
  • Pneumonia, especially among the elderly or those already weakened by underlying illness, remains among the 10 leading causes of death today. (healthcentral.com)
  • 3. Sir William Osler Sir William Osler, known as 'the father of modern medicine,' appreciated the morbidity and mortality of pneumonia, describing it as the 'captain of the men of death' in 1918, as it had overtaken tuberculosis as one of the leading causes of death in his time. (slideshare.net)
  • M. pneumoniae causes a widespread but rarely fatal pneumonia in humans. (britannica.com)
  • However, there are many different causes for pneumonia. (news-medical.net)
  • 1997
  • In England, the number of hospitalizations attributable to pneumonia increased by 34% during the period from 1997 to 2005. (news-medical.net)
  • cause
  • Question Originally asked by Community Member mike Can Back Pain Be Caused By Pneumonia Hi there, could you tell me if pneumonia can cause me to have back pain? (healthcentral.com)
  • Worldwide, pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children under age 5. (news-medical.net)
  • It is strongly suspected that the overall number of cases of childhood pneumonia was underestimated in this study because of the strict inclusion criteria and the difficulty of determining cause of death in infants. (news-medical.net)
  • Chemical pneumonia (many types caused by various substances such as chlorine or gasoline fumes) means that the pneumonia results from an irritant, not an infectious or traumatic cause. (medicinenet.com)
  • In fact, this condition is the fourth leading cause of mortality among seniors - 90 percent of all pneumonia deaths occur in the older population. (mercola.com)
  • Epidemiology
  • Because of this, the World Health Organization (WHO) set up the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) to further study the incidence of childhood pneumonia. (news-medical.net)
  • Pneumocystis
  • In the period October 1980-May 1981, 5 young men, all active homosexuals, were treated for biopsy-confirmed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia at 3 different hospitals in Los Angeles, California. (cdc.gov)
  • Pneumocystis pneumonia in the United States is almost exclusively limited to severely immunosuppressed patients (1). (cdc.gov)
  • The fact that these patients were all homosexuals suggests an association between some aspect of a homosexual lifestyle or disease acquired through sexual contact and Pneumocystis pneumonia in this population. (cdc.gov)
  • Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is a serious infection caused by the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii . (cdc.gov)
  • When scientists renamed P. carinii to P. jirovecii , some people considered using the abbreviation "PJP," but to avoid confusion, Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia is still abbreviated "PCP. (cdc.gov)
  • elderly
  • Pneumonia can affect people of any age, but it's more common - and can be more serious - in certain groups of people, such as the very young or the elderly. (www.nhs.uk)
  • One of the main benefits of flu jabs for the elderly - protection against pneumonia - may not exist", BBC News reported. (www.nhs.uk)
  • This study found that flu vaccination appears to offer little protection from community acquired pneumonia (CAP), a common complication of flu, for relatively healthy, elderly people who do not live in institutions. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Pneumonia in the elderly should not be taken lightly. (mercola.com)
  • Certain factors can increase an elderly person's risk for pneumonia. (mercola.com)
  • Treating pneumonia in elderly people is also tricky, as conventional medications (which are already riddled with side effects) for this illness can be difficult to administer, as the kidney and the liver's ability to metabolize medications changes with old age. (mercola.com)
  • Centers
  • Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) changed their recommendations on how often and when to vaccinate for pneumonia and the flu, as well as which vaccines to give. (healthcentral.com)
  • mortality
  • However, in developing nations where the medical infrastructure may be suboptimal, sanitation is poor, and rates of poverty are high, pneumonia infection can be a serious medical condition resulting in high rates of mortality. (news-medical.net)
  • Disorders
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonia s are a spectrum of disorders that arise from an allergic response to the inhalation of a variety of organic dusts. (britannica.com)