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.
Generic synonyms: Respiratory Disease, Respiratory Disorder, Respiratory Illness
Specialized synonyms: Ornithosis, Parrot Fever, Psittacosis
Medical Definition of Atypical pneumonia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Atypical Pneumonia
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) ..."