Neumonía

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Neumonía

La neumonía es una infección de los pulmones ocasionada por una infección. Esta condición puede ser ocasionada por muchos diferentes organismos entre los cuales se incluyen las bacterias, los virus y los hongos. La neumonía es una enfermedad común que afecta a millones de personas en los Estados Unidos anualmente y sus síntomas fluctúan entre muy leves y muy severos e incluso fatales. La severidad de esta condición depende del tipo de organismo que la ocasione, de la edad y de la salud subyacente de la persona afectada.

Neumonía

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  • Last reviewed on 5/30/2013
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