Bronchopneumonia; Community-acquired pneumonia
The most common symptoms of pneumonia are:
Other symptoms include:
If you have pneumonia, you may be working hard to breathe, or breathing fast.
The health care provider will hear crackles when listening to your chest with a stethoscope. Other abnormal breathing sounds may also be heard through the stethoscope or via percussion (tapping on your chest wall).
The health care provider will likely order a chest x-ray if pneumonia is suspected.
Some patients may need other tests, including:
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