Who Knew Pneumonia Walked?

"The term walking pneumonia is often used to describe pneumonia that isn’t severe enough to require bed rest or hospitalization. If you’ve been told that you have walking pneumonia, it’s probably caused by tiny organisms called Mycoplasma." MayoClinic.com

"When physicians diagnose someone with walking pneumonia, they are usually referring to an infection with an organism called Mycoplasma pneumoniae. (Apart from being a pain, mycoplasmas are kind of cool. They are the smallest self-replicating biologic systems known." DrGreene.com

It sucks to get sick on vacation.  It sucks worse when it won’t go away.

One thought on “Who Knew Pneumonia Walked?

  • August 2, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    They told me I had a “walking” epidural, which meant it was strong enough to block out the contractions, but not strong enough to cut off all feeling, hence the need for general anesthetic when things became urgent. Lesson: never trust a medical condition labeled “walking”.


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