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 viral pneumonia, high fever?  



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i know viral pneumonia are a type of Atypical pneumonia p.296goljan RR.

AND AS FAR AS I KNOW ATYPICAL IS EXPLAINED AS ,LOW FEVER+ DRY COUGH,+ACUTE ONCET+SIGNS OF CONSOLICATION)DULLNESS,..)...

but i just read this FA question talks about 76 y/o guy with drycough,HIGH fever,shotrness of breath and mild cyanosis in beginning of fall.

and the answer was influenza virus pneumonia,,,i am wondering do you describe this as atypical pneumonia? i mean high fever?

can we have high fever with other causes of atypical pneumonia ?...maybe other viruses? or it is just influenza?

thanks




  #2

another ATYPICAL pneumonia with high fever is legionella pneumonia...

anyone knows the right description of atypical vresus typical ? maybe i am missing something here,,,,


  #3

Atypical PNA = Cultural negative

that is the only definition. Everything else is wrong.





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