Disease Information for Pneumonia, viral: Definition

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  • Pneumonia caused by a virus; Pneumonia/Community Acquired ; Bacterial Pneumonia; Cough productive of Purulent Sputum ; Sudden onset; Fever and Chills; Ill appearing patient; Pleuritic Chest Pain; Tachypnea ; Tachycardia ; Viral Pneumonia ; Non-productive cough; Gradual Onset with prodrome (malaise and Headache); Chest XRay more impressive than exam ; Onset in fall or winter; Wheezing more common in viral causes; Low grade temperature (<101_3 F); Mycoplasma pneumonia ; Constant, harsh, non-productive cough ; Wheezing may occur in Mycoplasma pneumonia ; Fever typically lasts longer than 3 days ; More common in age over 3 years ;Sputum Examination ; Sputum Gram Stain ; Sputum Culture ; Efficacy of Sputum exam ; Sputum has low diagnostic yield in CAP ;Not recommended in community acquired pneumonia; Indications for other lab work; Moderate or severe community acquired pneumonia; Patient with comorbid conditions; Efficacy of Labs ; No value in non-severe community acquired pneumonia ; Blood Culture not indicated unless severe disease ; Radiology ; Chest XRay ; Does not exclude pneumonia in severe illness ;Serial Chest X-Rays may be needed -------------[Family Practice Notebook 2005]----------

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