Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Pneumonia Chlamydia Overview

Another name for Pneumonia Chlamydia is Chlamydia Pneumonia.

What is chlamydia pneumonia?
A person with chlamydia pneumonia has inflammation of the air passageways inside the lungs, caused by infection with Chlamydia bacteria. Chlamydia causes about 1 out of 10 cases of pneumonia in the US. The illness responds well to treatment with antibiotics.

What are the symptoms of chlamydia pneumonia?
Symptoms of chlamydia pneumonia in adults include productive cough, breathing difficulty, fever, headache, and sore throat. Some may have chest pain, rapid breathing, and wheezing.

How does the doctor treat chlamydia pneumonia?
Treatment for chlamydia pneumonia may include rest, antibiotics, cough medications, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever.

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Last Updated: Nov 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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