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The most common pneumonia type occurs outside of hospital settings. It is called community-acquired pneumonia; people get it by breathing in certain germs that live in the mouth, nose, or throat. Another type occurs in the hospital while a person is being treated for something else. Pneumonia can also be spread in other healthcare settings, such as nursing homes.
An Overview of Pneumonia TypesTo help with diagnosis and treatment, healthcare providers separate pneumonia into types based on where the infection occurred or for the germ that caused it.
- Community-acquired pneumonia
- Hospital-acquired pneumonia
- Healthcare-associated pneumonia.