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Can viral pneumonia kill you?
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
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Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Sometimes: Most cases of viral pneumonia are relatively mild and resolve spontaneously. There are exceptions. Influenza pneumonia can cause a severe life threatening pneumonia even in otherwise healthy people. In patients whose immune system is compromised a more severe viral pneumonia can occur. This might be seen in those with hiv, after and organ transplant or after cancer chemotherapy.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2015
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