Pneumonia - Symptoms






The primary symptoms of pneumonia are fever, chills, cough, chest pain, and shortness of breath. The patient often coughs up sputum (pronounced SPYOO-tum; usually made up of saliva, mucus, dead cells, and other materials) that may be streaked with pus or blood. In the severest cases, a patient shows signs of cyanosis (pronounced SI-uh-no-sis). Cyanosis is caused when a patient's blood is not getting enough oxygen. It is characterized by a blue tint on the nail beds or lips.

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