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Is it normal for a 6 yr old child with asthma to get pneumonia every year?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not normal

It is not normal for a child with asthma to get pneumonia each year. It is important to make sure his/her asthma is under good control.
If he/she is being legitimately diagnosed with pneumonia every year (with chest x-ray), he may also need an immunologic evaluation to make sure his immune system functions properly.

In brief: Not normal

It is not normal for a child with asthma to get pneumonia each year. It is important to make sure his/her asthma is under good control.
If he/she is being legitimately diagnosed with pneumonia every year (with chest x-ray), he may also need an immunologic evaluation to make sure his immune system functions properly.
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