Conditions InDepth: Pneumonia
Pneumonia is a serious infection of the lungs that causes the air sacs in the lungs to fill with pus and other liquid. The infection may be caused by any of the following causative agents: bacteria, virus, fungi, and mycoplasma. In general, pneumonia is divided into two types: community acquired or hospital or nursing home acquired.
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013
- Update Date: 06/24/2013
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