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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Recurrent Pneumonia In Children

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Please explain if it is possible to truly cure recurrent pneumonia?

Please explain if it is possible to truly cure recurrent pneumonia?

Sometimes: .Most of the recurrent infection in adults are from secondary infections of the immune system, anatomic lesion and to a smaller extent, primary immune system defects. Also from other forms of secondary immunodeficiency causes which include chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes and spleen removal, and immunosuppressive treatment such as radiotherapy. Incomplete treatment of pneumonia also. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Please help me. Recurrent pneumonia, other problems, poor immune system?

Please help me. Recurrent pneumonia, other problems, poor immune system?

I would reccomend: A pneumonia vaccine and yearly flu vaccine for you. Second i would make sure you are not immunocompromised. I would first check an HIV and routine labs. ...Read more

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Recurrent pneumonia question. What makes it come back? Could there be a tumor?

Recurrent pneumonia question. What makes it come back?  Could there be a tumor?

Mnay things: This requires medical evaluation by a doctor, several possibilities. A list would include: a error in diagnosis, for example congestive heart failure, & inflammatory diseases of the lungs can mimic recurrent pneumonia. ("boop" for example) exacerbation of COPD can also be confused with pneumonia. Repeat pneumonia can be caused by a tumor obstructing the airway, and immune system problems. ...Read more

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Can recurrent pneumonia lead to lung disease in the future?

Can recurrent pneumonia lead to lung disease in the future?

Pneumonia problems: Your question is a good one--u hate to think that each time the body fires up the inflammation system that there can be longer term consequences but there can be. I think of cystic fibrosis patients and what's called bronchiectasis- or enlargement of the breathing tubes. Interestingly, structural defects in the lung/airways can lead to pneumonia so it could b a vicious cycle. Hope u get a lung doc ...Read more

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Could cats cause neumonia in children?

Could cats cause neumonia in children?

No: Exposure to cats does not cause pneumonia. However, many children develop allergies to cats. Exposure to cats for allergic children can cause skin rashes, itchy eyes, and runny noses with sneezing. Children with asthma and cat allergy may have increased asthma symptoms or even asthma attacks requiring urgent care when exposed to cats. Cat exposure includes visiting homes where cats live. ...Read more

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How can children get pneumonia?

How can children get pneumonia?

From others: Lung infections (pneumonia) are usually transmitted from one person to another by inhaling the organism that causes it. ...Read more

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Is bilateral pneumonia in children dangerous?

Is bilateral pneumonia in children dangerous?

Possibly: With early recognition and proper treatment, most kids respond to treatment, including some as outpatients.If a kid has an unusual form of pneumonia (staph) or one that is unresponsive to antibiotics, their course can be quite difficult. ...Read more

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Can croup cause pneumonia?

Can croup cause pneumonia?

Not exactly: Croup describes a clinical syndrome that involves infection ( usually viral) of the upper airway and maybe the air tubes ( bronchitis) so it can not "cause pneumonia" however some of the viruses that can cause croup like symptoms can also infect the lower resp tract and cause pneumonia or infection of the air spaces in the lungs. ...Read more

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Can pharyngitis cause pneumonia?

Can pharyngitis cause pneumonia?

No: But if the organism (viral or bacterial) has affected both the pharynx and lungs, then both conditions can occur. However most pharyngitis cases are confined to the pharynx. ...Read more