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can bed rest cause pneumonia?

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Dr. Shawn Shahzeidi
19 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: If bed-ridden for a long time, secretions in the lung cannot be brushed out secondary to lack of enough diaphragm motility. Accumolated mucus could get infected and turn to pneumonia. Shahzeidi, md.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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