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Other Names for Pneumonia

  • Pneumonitis (nu-mo-NI-tis).
  • Bronchopneumonia (BRONG-ko-nu-MO-ne-ah).
  • Nosocomial (nos-o-KO-me-al) pneumonia. This is another name for hospital-acquired pneumonia.
  • Walking pneumonia. This refers to pneumonia that's mild enough that you're not bedridden.
  • Double pneumonia. This refers to pneumonia that affects both lobes of the lungs.
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March 1, 2011