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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know


Key Points about Pneumonia

  • Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. It can be mild or serious.
  • The illness can be caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi.
  • Some common symptoms include fever, cough, tiredness (fatigue) and chest pain.
  • Treatment depends on the cause of the pneumonia.
  • Some types of pneumonia can be prevented with a vaccine. Good handwashing and hygiene can also help.
  • What is pneumonia?
  • What causes pneumonia in children?
  • Which children are at risk for pneumonia?
  • What are the symptoms of pneumonia in a child?
  • How is pneumonia diagnosed in a child?
  • How is pneumonia treated in a child?
  • What are possible complications of pneumonia in a child?
  • How can I help prevent pneumonia in my child?
  • When should I call my child’s health care provider?