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Medical Term:

atypical pneumonia


Definition: pneumonia caused by a nonbacterial pathogen, classically caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, but generally used to refer to any nonbacterial pneumonia with mild systemic symptoms, including viral.

See: primary atypical pneumonia

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