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lung infection with sever asthma?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
More common: Severe asthma reduces clearance of mucous and microoganisms (viruses & bacteria) from the lung. Long-standing severe asthma may lead to structural changes in the airway that compromise mucous clearance even more. Poor clearance of mucous & microorganisms from the breathing tubes is a clear risk factor for bronchitis and pneumonia. In children the leading risk factor for pneumonia is asthma.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Inhaled steroids: Recent studies have shown that asthmatics who employ inhaled steroids have an increased risk of pneumococcal pneumonia.

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