Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a lung disease. Pneumococcal pneumonia, a kind of pneumonia, can infect the upper respiratory tract and can spread to the blood, lungs, middle ear, or nervous system. Pneumococcal pneumonia mainly causes illness in children younger than 5 years ...1

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Symptoms of Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Pneumococcal pneumonia (lung infection) is the most common serious form of pneumococcal disease. Symptoms include:

Older adults with pneumococcal pneumonia may experience confusion or low alertness, rather than the ...2

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Complications of Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness in people of all ages. Complications of pneumococcal pneumonia include infection of the space between membranes that surround the lungs and chest cavity (empyema), inflammation of ...3

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Causes List for Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Some possible causes of Pneumococcal Pneumonia or similar disorders may include:4

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Treatments: Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Invasive pneumococcal infections If you have an invasive pneumococcal infection, such as pneumonia, a decision will be made about whether you are well enough to be treated at home or need to be admitted to hospital. Most GPs use a ...5

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Prevention of Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccine: A vaccine is available to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia. In most adults, one shot is good for at least 5 years of protection. This vaccine often is recommended for:

  • People who are 65 years old or older.
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References

  1. Source: NIAID (NIH): niaid.nih.gov/ topics/ pneumonia/ Pages/ Default.aspx
  2. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ pneumococcal/ about/ symptoms-complications.html
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ pneumococcal-infections/ treatment/ 

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