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Does the flu weaken immune system?

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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Yes

Afterwards patients can get a superimposed bacterial infection with staph aureus ; others that can killed ; sickened more people than the flu alone.

In brief: Yes

Afterwards patients can get a superimposed bacterial infection with staph aureus ; others that can killed ; sickened more people than the flu alone.
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Influenza

"immune system" comprises many components, including the skin and mucous membranes and their associated cells.
Influenza may paralyze the pulmonary alveolar macrophages lining the tracheobronchial tree and by doing so make one far more susceptible to lung infection (pneumonia) with upper respiratory tract bacteria like pneumococcus, hemophilus, staph aureus, group a strep, etc.

In brief: Influenza

"immune system" comprises many components, including the skin and mucous membranes and their associated cells.
Influenza may paralyze the pulmonary alveolar macrophages lining the tracheobronchial tree and by doing so make one far more susceptible to lung infection (pneumonia) with upper respiratory tract bacteria like pneumococcus, hemophilus, staph aureus, group a strep, etc.
Dr. Martin Raff
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