Definition of Atypical pneumonia

1. Noun. An acute respiratory disease marked by high fever and coughing; caused by mycoplasma; primarily affecting children and young adults.

Medical Definition of Atypical pneumonia

1. This refers to a type of pneumonia that does not follow the typical signs and symptoms of pneumonia. A number of different viral and bacterial agents have been identified which can cause this form of respiratory infection. Examples include Chlamydia pneumonia, psittacosis, Mycoplasma, influenza A or B, adenovirus and Legionella. Antibiotics will be necessary in all but the mildest cases. Symptoms generally improve in less than 2 weeks. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Atypical Pneumonia

atypical absence seizure
atypical achromatopsia
atypical bacterial forms
atypical cell
atypical facial neuralgia
atypical fibroxanthoma
atypical gingivitis
atypical lipoma
atypical measles
atypical melanocytic hyperplasia
atypical mycobacteria
atypical mycobacterial infection
atypical nevi
atypical pneumonia (current term)
atypical pseudocholinesterase
atypical tarantula
atypical tarantulas
atypical trigeminal neuralgia
atypical verrucous endocarditis
au contraire
au courant
au fait
au fond

Literary usage of Atypical pneumonia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diseases of the Bronchi, Lungs and Pleura, by Friedrich Albin Hoffmann, Ottomar Rosenbach, Emanuel Aufrecht, John Herr Musser, Alfred Stengel (1902)
"... may now be looked upon as the special criterion of atypical pneumonia, and make it possible to embrace in a provisional group a number of diseases which ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"atypical pneumonia. Interalveolar cellular infiltration and alveolar infiltration ... atypical pneumonia. Small bronchiole partly occluded by an ingrowth oi ..."

3. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Cole in his discussion of acute pulmonary infections (De Lamar Lectures 1927-28) emphasized the importance of primary atypical pneumonia in ..."

4. Animal Health at the Crossroads: Preventing, Detecting, And Diagnosing by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"On March 12, 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a global alert describing atypical pneumonia cases (severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS) ..."

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