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How is walking pneumonia diagnosed?

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You doctor will listen to your chest with a stethoscope. They may also ask you to get a chest X-ray and a blood test. There is a blood test that can identify a mycoplasma infection. You probably won’t get that test though, unless there is a widespread outbreak in your area.

Talk about your symptoms and how long you’ve had them. You may get asked about where you work and whether anyone at home or at work is also sick.

From: What Is Walking Pneumonia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Walking Pneumonia."

American Lung Association: "Pneumonia."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Pneumonia."

New York State Department of Health: "Mycoplasma Infection (walking pneumonia, atypical pneumonia)."

Broward County Florida Medical Examiner & Trauma Services Division: "Walking (a) Pneumonia."

CDC: “ Infection.” Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Walking Pneumonia."

American Lung Association: "Pneumonia."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Pneumonia."

New York State Department of Health: "Mycoplasma Infection (walking pneumonia, atypical pneumonia)."

Broward County Florida Medical Examiner & Trauma Services Division: "Walking (a) Pneumonia."

CDC: “ Infection.” Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

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