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What effects could pneumonia have on gas exchange?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine

In brief: It may decrease gas

Exchange, causing hypoxemia.
Most pneumonia do not cause problem with oxygenation. All have to be treated and get follow up xrays in 4-6 weeks. If you have preexisting lung condition then your gas exchange and oxygenation may be compromised needing aggresive management.

In brief: It may decrease gas

Exchange, causing hypoxemia.
Most pneumonia do not cause problem with oxygenation. All have to be treated and get follow up xrays in 4-6 weeks. If you have preexisting lung condition then your gas exchange and oxygenation may be compromised needing aggresive management.
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