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What are the symptoms of walking pneumonia?

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Symptoms generally start 15 to 25 days after you’re exposed to mycoplasma and slowly worsen over two to four days. You might have:

Some people with walking pneumonia may also have an ear infection, anemia, or a skin rash.

  • Chest pain when you take a deep breath in
  • Cough that may come in violent spasms
  • Mild flu-like symptoms such as fever and chills
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Lingering weakness that may last after other symptoms go away

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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