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Infectious diseasesPneumonia

Pneumonia is the inflammatory condition of the lungs. It occurs commonly in all age groups and is the leading cause of death among the young, the old and the chronically ill people.

Primary indications include:

• Coughing of greenish-yellow colored mucus or coughing up blood in the sputum

• Chest pain while breathing- classic pneumonia indicator

• Cyanosis(finger tips and lips turn blue)- classic pneumonia indicator

Other indications are:

• Aching muscle

• Fever and chills with coughing at various degrees depending upon the stage of pneumonia

• Tiredness

• Drowsiness

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