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Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. It affects the small airways and air sacs.
Pneumonia can be described by where and how your child was infected. Types include:
  • Community-acquired—from the community, such as home, school or daycare
  • Nosocomial—in a hospital or healthcare setting
  • Aspiration—happens when foreign matter is inhaled into the lungs, such as food, liquid, saliva, or vomit
Infection in the Air Sacs of the Lungs
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