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how long does lung infection need to be treated?

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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
8 days: It depends on the infecting organism and the severity of the infection. Most bacterial infections can be cured with 8 days of antibiotic treatment.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019

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