Pneumonia in children - discharge

Lung infection - children discharge; Bronchopneumonia - children discharge

Your child has pneumonia, which is an infection in the lungs. Now that your child is going home, it is important to follow your health care provider's instructions on helping your child continue healing at home. Use the information below as a reminder.


Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by an infection. Many different organisms can cause it, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Pneumonia is a common illness that affects millions of people each year in the United States. The symptoms of pneumonia range from very mild to very severe, even fatal. The severity depends on the type of organism causing pneumonia as well as the age and underlying health of the individual.

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