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Can You Have Pneumonia Without a Fever? – Verywell Health

Fever can be a symptom of pneumonia, but it is possible to have pneumonia with no fever. Learn more about how it’s diagnosed.



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Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses (including COVID-19). Fever is a common symptom of pneumonia. However, in certain rare cases some people have pneumonia without fever or with only a very mild form of it.
Several factors predispose people to develop pneumonia without fever: being very young (under age 2), being older than 65, or having a compromised immune system. It can also occur in cases of a milder form of the disease, called walking pneumonia.

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