Pediatric Pneumonia: Symptom and Causes


  • Cough
  • Rusty or green mucus (sputum)
  • Fever  and Shaking chills                                                             
  • Fast breathing and shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Fatigue and feeling very weak
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Confusion or delirium
  • Dusky or purplish skin color (cyanosis) from poorly oxygenated blood
  • Loss of appetite


Pneumonia is caused by bacteria, viruses and some fungi. When these germs get inhaled into the lungs they get settled in the airsacs called alveoli where they multiply and thus fill the sacs with fluid and pus. Pneumonia is spread by close person-to-person contact, usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes on another person.

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