atypical pneumonia


atypical pneumonia
any one of a group of community-acquired pneumonias that do not respond to penicillin but do respond to such antibiotics as tetracycline and erythromycin. They include infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia psittaci (see psittacosis), and Coxiella burnetii (see Q fever).

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  • Atypical pneumonia — Classification and external resources ICD 9 486 DiseasesDB 1132 …   Wikipedia

  • atypical pneumonia — n PRIMARY ATYPICAL PNEUMONIA * * * any one of a group of community acquired pneumonia that do not respond to penicillin but do respond to such antibiotics as tetracycline and erythromycin. They include infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae,… …   Medical dictionary

  • atypical pneumonia — noun an acute respiratory disease marked by high fever and coughing; caused by mycoplasma; primarily affecting children and young adults • Syn: ↑primary atypical pneumonia, ↑mycoplasmal pneumonia • Hypernyms: ↑respiratory disease, ↑respiratory… …   Useful english dictionary

  • primary atypical pneumonia — noun an acute respiratory disease marked by high fever and coughing; caused by mycoplasma; primarily affecting children and young adults • Syn: ↑atypical pneumonia, ↑mycoplasmal pneumonia • Hypernyms: ↑respiratory disease, ↑respiratory illness,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • primary atypical pneumonia — n any of a group of pneumonias (as Q fever and psittacosis) caused esp. by a virus, mycoplasma, rickettsia, or chlamydia * * * a general term applied to any of numerous acute infectious pulmonary diseases, formerly referring to any type other… …   Medical dictionary

  • primary atypical pneumonia — noun Date: circa 1944 any of a group of pneumonias (as Q fever and psittacosis) caused especially by viruses, mycoplasmas, rickettsias, and chlamydias …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Пневмония Атипичная (Atypical Pneumonia) — любое заболевание, относящееся к группе пневмониаза, не поддающееся лечению пенициллином, но вылечивающееся такими антибиотиками, как тетрациклин и эритромицин. К атипичной пневмонии относятся легочные инфекции, вызванные такими микроорганизмами …   Медицинские термины

  • pneumonia — Inflammation of the lung parenchyma characterized by consolidation of the affected part, the alveolar air spaces being filled with exudate, inflammatory cells, and fibrin. Most cases are due to infection by bacteria or viruses, a few to …   Medical dictionary

  • Pneumonia — For other uses, see Pneumonia (disambiguation). Pneumonia Classification and external resources A chest X ray showing a very prominent wedge shaped bacterial pneumonia in the right lung …   Wikipedia

  • pneumonia — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Asiatic flu, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, Hong Kong flu, acute articular rheumatism, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, ague, alkali disease, aluminosis, amebiasis,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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