“”Pneumonia in simple terms is an infection in the lungs. It can be caused by a variety of microbes like bacteria, viruses, and fungal organisms. Common symptoms will be fever, localized chest pain on deep breathing, cough with phlegm production, in severe cases it can cause breathlessness drop in blood oxygen levels and blood pressure. Early antimicrobial therapy is the key for uneventful recovery,” says Dr. Sagar C, Pulmonologist, Narayana Multispeciality Hospital HSR Layout.
In general, atypical pneumonia tends to have milder symptoms than typical pneumonia. Most of them are associated with chills, coughs sometimes with bloody mucus, fever, which may be mild or high and shortness of breath, says Dr. Viswesvaran Balasubramanian.