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What are other names for pneumonia?

Pneumonia can go by some other names. Doctors sometimes use the terms pneumonitis or bronchopneumonia. Nosocomial pneumonia means pneumonia acquired while in the hospital for another reason. Double pneumonia means pneumonia in both lung lobes. Walking pneumonia means pneumonia that's not serious enough to keep you in bed.

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