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My child has asthma are they more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No.: Candida pneumonitis is very rare in people with asthma. Viral and bacterial infections are much more likely in a child with asthma.
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No: Candida tends to cause systemic infections only in those who are immunosuppressed so as those patients on chemotherapy or those patients with primary or secondary immune defiency such as HIV or scid.

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