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Symptoms of Pneumonia

Symptoms of Pneumonia: Introduction

The types and severity of symptoms of pneumonia vary between individuals depending on a variety of factors, such as age, general health, medical history, and the presence of complications. In generally healthy adults, pneumonia can be mild in some cases and not even require hospitalization. However, a strong strain of pneumonia can be fatal to people who have diseases that affect the immune system, such as HIVAIDS, or to people who have chronic illnesses, such as COPD or congestive heart failure, or to the very young or very old. Pneumonia is a common, fatal complication of chronic illnesses.

Pneumonia causes inflammation of the lungs which results in typical symptoms that include fever, chills, shortness of breath and a loose cough that produces large amounts of phlegm. People with pneumonia may also have wheezing (a whistling sound made with breathing), fatigue, sweating, and chest tightness or chest pain that occurs with coughing. Muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, andheadache$ may also occur.

Pneumonia can lead to serious complications, such as empyema, pleural effusion, and lung abscess. Pneumonia can also result in severe shortness of breath, hypoxia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, shock, respiratory failure, and death....more about Pneumonia »

Symptoms of Pneumonia

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Pneumonia includes the 33 symptoms listed below:

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Pneumonia: Complications

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Pneumonia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Pneumonia?

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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Pneumonia:

Pneumonia, an inflammation of the lung, is characterized by cough and fast, difficult breathing. Fever and muscle aches may occur. (Source: excerpt from Pneumonia among Children in Developing Countries: DBMD)

Pneumonia as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Pneumonia, it is also important to consider Pneumonia as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Pneumonia may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Pneumonia. This signs and symptoms information for Pneumonia has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Pneumonia signs or Pneumonia symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Pneumonia may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Pneumonia symptoms.


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