A 32-year-old female asked:
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what usually happens when a person recovering from pulmonary embolism and still experiencing rales catches influenza?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
For a while after: a pulmonary embolism the lung tissue which was affected by the clot remains inflamed and an IRRITATIVE cough results. This is not influenza ..and it will subside after a few weeks/month. Hope this is helpful! Healthy New Year Dr Z
Answered on Dec 30, 2018
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