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How can a respiratory tract infection result in respiratory failure?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Worsening

Respiratory infection can become pneumonia, increase in size, and cause much of the lung to be not functional.
There is also necrosis of the lung or death of the tissue causing a nonfunctional lung tissue. It can also lead to sepsis which can overwhelm the person and cause multi organ failure.

In brief: Worsening

Respiratory infection can become pneumonia, increase in size, and cause much of the lung to be not functional.
There is also necrosis of the lung or death of the tissue causing a nonfunctional lung tissue. It can also lead to sepsis which can overwhelm the person and cause multi organ failure.
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