Pneumonia

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This six-page handout educates people about pneumonia, which is an infection in one or both of the lungs caused by bacteria, virus, or chemical. It describes signs and symptoms of pneumonia and discusses its care, outlining diagnosis with a physical exam, chest x-ray, and sputum culture, and treatment with antibiotics. The document recommends ways to limit a person's risk of pneumonia, and to protect others from infection. It identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Anti-bacterial agents, Pneumonia, Sputum, X-Rays
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
9/1/2010
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