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Are lung infections more common as you get older?

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Unless you develop an immunosuppression, lung infections should not be more commonplace as you get older. However, if you have had years of smoking, infections make become more commonplace since residual lung function is diminihed.

In brief: Probably not

Unless you develop an immunosuppression, lung infections should not be more commonplace as you get older. However, if you have had years of smoking, infections make become more commonplace since residual lung function is diminihed.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

The older the risk increases as well in the presence of co morbid conditions.

In brief: Yes

The older the risk increases as well in the presence of co morbid conditions.
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
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