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How dangerous is it for a small baby to have pneumonia?
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In brief: It can be
It *can* be very dangerous for an infant to get pneumonia.
Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and other problems. In most cases, there is a straightforward medical treatment and most babies are significantly better in a few days. Rarely, though, a baby can have a serious infection which is difficult to treat and may cause long term complications or even death.

In brief: It can be
It *can* be very dangerous for an infant to get pneumonia.
Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and other problems. In most cases, there is a straightforward medical treatment and most babies are significantly better in a few days. Rarely, though, a baby can have a serious infection which is difficult to treat and may cause long term complications or even death.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Varies
In some it is rather mild and little worse than a bad cold.
In some it can be deadly. The condition varies with the germ involved and other factors.

In brief: Varies
In some it is rather mild and little worse than a bad cold.
In some it can be deadly. The condition varies with the germ involved and other factors.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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