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A 41-year-old female asked:

Streptococcus pneumoniae infection in my blood from sinuses. does this mean that i will now be immunocompromised because it was a major infection?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Not necessarily : We need to know a lot. Even though you're young you may even be a candidate for the pneumonia vaccine. Because the organism that caused the sinusitis is the same one that causes pneumonia. This would be depending more about your total him immunology evaluation
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