NIH's 5-pg handout describes the causes and risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia in adults. Symptoms and tests used to diagnose the condition are discussed. It also describes appropriate antibiotic use and supportive therapy and includes warning signs for when to contact a medical professional.
NIH's 4-pg handout lists the causes of viral pneumonia and the people most at risk of it. Symptoms and tests used to diagnose the condition are described. Treatment section focuses on supportive care and prevention of dehydration. Also includes a section on vaccination and other preventive measures.
This NHLBI's 7-pg printer-friendly handout describes the different types of pneumonia and the organisms that cause them. It features a drawing of normal alveoli and alveoli with pneumonia. A section on prevention discusses the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia are also outlined.
NIH's 4-pg handout describes pneumonia in immunocompromised hosts. Causes of a weakened immune system and symptoms of infection are listed. Handout focuses on behaviors that can prevent infection, such as practicing strict hand hygiene. Treatment and possible complications are briefly discussed.