primary atypical pneumonia
noun Date: circa 1944 any of a group of pneumonias (as Q fever and psittacosis) caused especially by viruses, mycoplasmas, rickettsias, and chlamydias

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  • primary atypical pneumonia — n any of a group of pneumonias (as Q fever and psittacosis) caused esp. by a virus, mycoplasma, rickettsia, or chlamydia * * * a general term applied to any of numerous acute infectious pulmonary diseases, formerly referring to any type other… …   Medical dictionary

  • primary atypical pneumonia — noun an acute respiratory disease marked by high fever and coughing; caused by mycoplasma; primarily affecting children and young adults • Syn: ↑atypical pneumonia, ↑mycoplasmal pneumonia • Hypernyms: ↑respiratory disease, ↑respiratory illness,… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • atypical pneumonia — n PRIMARY ATYPICAL PNEUMONIA * * * any one of a group of community acquired pneumonia that do not respond to penicillin but do respond to such antibiotics as tetracycline and erythromycin. They include infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae,… …   Medical dictionary

  • atypical pneumonia — noun an acute respiratory disease marked by high fever and coughing; caused by mycoplasma; primarily affecting children and young adults • Syn: ↑primary atypical pneumonia, ↑mycoplasmal pneumonia • Hypernyms: ↑respiratory disease, ↑respiratory… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • primaryatypical pneumonia — primary atypical pneumonia n. An acute infectious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae, often in association with a virus, and characterized by fever, coughing, sore throat, and muscle pain. * * * …   Universalium

  • virus pneumonia — noun : primary atypical pneumonia * * * virus pneumonia, = primary atypical pneumonia. (Cf. ↑primary atypical pneumonia) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Occult pneumonia — is a pneumonia that is not observable directly by the eye, but can only be shown indirectly, especially by radiography. Occult pneumonia can be made visible by chest X rays. The general symptoms cough for more than 10 days and fever for more than …   Wikipedia

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