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Symptoms of Pneumonia
Pneumonia is a serious infection that should be treated promptly. Contact your doctor if you have pneumonia symptoms or if your child has pneumonia symptoms.
The symptoms of pneumonia include the following:
Severe symptoms that may occur in adults, especially the elderly, include:
Severe symptoms that may occur in babies and young children:
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Last reviewed June 2013 by Brian Randall, MD
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