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What are symptoms of bacterial pneumonia?

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This is inflammation or swelling in your lungs that make it hard for oxygen to reach the blood. Symptoms of bacterial pneumonia can come on slowly or suddenly. They include:

  • High fever (up to 105 degrees)
  • Drowsiness
  • Rapid breathing
  • Chills
  • Cough with mucus (may be greenish or have blood)
  • Chest pain
  • Blue tint on lips or under the nails (severe cases)

From: Parkinson's Disease and Pneumonia WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES:

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Parkinson's disease - Complications."

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease: "Advice for the the newly diagnosed."

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pneumonia."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What Is Pneumonia?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Parkinson's disease - Complications."

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease: "Advice for the the newly diagnosed."

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pneumonia."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What Is Pneumonia?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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