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Definition

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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RESOURCES

FamilyDoctor—American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org

Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.healthychildren.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Paediatric Society
http://www.cps.ca

The College of Family Physicians of Canada
http://www.cfpc.ca

 

References


Community-acquired pneumonia in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated February 7, 2014. Accessed February 27, 2014.


Dehydration. Nemours Kids Health website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid%5Fsafe/emergencies/dehydration.html. Updated July 2013. Accessed February 19, 2014.


Pneumonia. Nemours Kids Health website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/lung/pneumonia.html. Updated May 2011. Accessed February 19, 2014.

 

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