A to Z: Pneumonia, Mycoplasmaenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgMycoplasma pneumonia, also called walking pneumonia or atypical pneumonia, is a mild lung infection caused by bacteria.pneumonia, mycoplasma, walking pneumonia, atypical pneumonia, bacteria, lung, infection02/18/201304/11/201909/02/201935beb010-670d-466e-9c41-ebf31b96592bhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-pneumonia-mycoplasma.html/<p><em>May also be called: Walking Pneumonia; Atypical Pneumonia</em></p> <p>Mycoplasma <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pneumonia.html/">pneumonia</a> (also called <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/walking-pneumonia.html/">walking pneumonia</a> or atypical pneumonia) is a mild <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lungs.html/">lung</a> infection caused by a bacteria called mycoplasma.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Mycoplasma pneumonia is a less serious form of the lung infection pneumonia, and causes cold-like symptoms in addition to a low-grade <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a> and a hacking cough. It spreads through contact with an infected person and can last 3&ndash;4 weeks.</p> <p>Mycoplasma pneumonia usually develops gradually and is treated with antibiotics. Many people who have it feel well enough to participate in everyday activities.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Mycoplasma pneumonia is common in school-age and older kids. Occasionally it occurs in those younger than 5. Symptoms might include a bothersome and long-lasting cough (this is most common), fatigue, sore throat, hoarseness, low-grade fever, headache, loss of appetite, chest pain, and, less commonly, a bumpy red skin rash.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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A to Z: Pneumonia, ViralLearn about viral pneumonia, a lung infection caused by a virus.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-pneumonia-viral.html/51133ad9-dcd6-4831-9279-d3455e1ce141
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PneumoniaPneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by different types of germs, most commonly viruses. Read about symptoms and treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pneumonia.html/04648784-6e52-4b69-8d5c-9525558b42e5
Walking PneumoniaMany kids with this milder version of pneumonia feel well enough to go to school. But it's important to keep kids home until after treatment kicks in and symptoms improve.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/walking-pneumonia.html/3fee2d59-629a-4619-9a8b-5e6f8ba5824b
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Word! PneumoniaPneumonia is an infection of the lungs, usually caused by viruses or bacteria.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-pneumonia.html/4d889596-2e1f-4703-a539-1f809165c654
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