Were you looking for information on Pneumonia? Pnewmonia is a common misspelling of pneumonia.
Pneumonia is a common type of infection that occurs within one or both lungs. It develops more frequently in people who smoke, compared to non-smokers. This potentially serious condition can cause symptoms such as fatigue, trouble breathing, a phlegm-producing cough, and chest pain when coughing.
A number of different germs can cause this condition, including viruses and bacteria. Overall, the most common cause of pneumonia is the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as just pneumococcus. Most people can be treated at home with rest, fluids, and possibly antibiotics, but people with more severe symptoms may need treatment in the hospital.
(Click Pneumonia for more information on this condition. This article lists other possible symptoms, discusses risk factors, and explains why some people may come down with pneumonia, while others only get an upper respiratory infection. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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