It’s easy to assume all cases of pneumonia are created equal, but there are actually several different types of the infection—and knowing the kind of pneumonia that you have can be crucial in order to get you the proper care you need. “The different types of pneumonia can sometimes require very different treatments,” Thomas Monaco, MD, assistant professor of medicine-pulmonary at the Baylor College of Medicine, tells Health. “For example, one group of bacteria that causes pneumonia may not respond to the same antibiotic as another group, and antibiotics will not help at all if the cause of the pneumonia is due to a virus or some of the more uncommon causes of pneumonia.” To read the full story.
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