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What are the chances of a pneumonia in elderly?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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The chances of getting lung infections increases with age and underlying diseases, but is far more common in those over the age of 60.
Pneumococcal pneumonia used to be called the "old man's friend" because it would produce death in elderly individuals with chronic diseases that were debilitating.

In brief: Good

The chances of getting lung infections increases with age and underlying diseases, but is far more common in those over the age of 60.
Pneumococcal pneumonia used to be called the "old man's friend" because it would produce death in elderly individuals with chronic diseases that were debilitating.
Dr. Martin Raff
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