What are the extrapulmonary signs and symptoms of atypical community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?

Updated: Oct 31, 2019
  • Author: Stephanie L Baer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Extrapulmonary signs and symptoms seen in some forms of atypical CAP may include the following:

  • Mental confusion
  • Prominent headaches
  • Myalgias
  • Ear pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash (Horder spots in psittacosis; erythema multiforme in Mycoplasma pneumonia)
  • Nonexudative pharyngitis
  • Hemoptysis
  • Splenomegaly
  • Relative bradycardia

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