Walking pneumonia and the elderly

July 27th, 2011

According to a 2004 National Nursing Home Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, 33,700 elderly residents were diagnosed with pneumonia, or roughly three percent. Walking pneumonia, while milder than “regular” pneumonia, is still very serious when contracted by an elderly patient. Walking pneumonia, when associated with legionella, can lead to lung failure and [...]

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