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Medicaltalks over 4 years ago
Tonsillitis full of pus pockets!  
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Tonsillitis full of pus pockets!  

This patient visited the doctor about five times due to intense throat pain yet each time they said it was nothing. "just a virus". She got tested for mono and strep and both came back negative. A close friend, who happened to be a retired nurse looked at it, and straight away she knew it was walking pneumonia. Sure enough. It was confirmed by her check X-ray! “Walking pneumonia" is a non-medical term for a mild case of pneumonia. Technically, it's called atypical pneumonia and is an infection usually caused by a bacterial microorganism called Mycoplasma pneumoniae. It is a disease of gradual and insidious onset of several days to weeks. In this case, the patients condition was complicated with other upper respiratory tract symptoms, such as pharyngitis and tonsillitis, which caused multiple episodes of sore throat and pus-filled pockets. With proper treatment, a full recovery is expected. In almost all patients, the pneumonia resolves without any serious complications. Photo by @heyhelloitsjoey

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over 4 years ago

Walking pneumonia is caused by chlamydia.

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