A 32-year-old female asked:
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when a person is recovering from pulmonary embolism and still has rales, would they die if they catch influenza?

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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Influenza: types A and B can cause pneumonia and death,irregardless of the pumonary embolization.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Higher risk: In the scheme of things anyone whose health is impaired will be at a higher risk of complications/death if they acquire influenza. Of the 50,000 or more that die in the US yearly those with health impairment, the old & very young are the most effected.
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