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How long would untreated pneumonia take to turn into acute respiratory distress syndrome, and then on to death?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Boy, oh boy

What are you waiting for?.
Treat the pneumonia. You could die in an hour or never. Don't mess with this.

In brief: Boy, oh boy

What are you waiting for?.
Treat the pneumonia. You could die in an hour or never. Don't mess with this.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Hard to speculate

Pneumonia can be from a self healing virus or an aggressive bacteria.
If memory serves me Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets died from pneumococcal pneumonia a few days after initial symptoms. His error was to delay seeking care to keep working. He may have died anyway, but we'll never know. Why ever take a chance when resources are available.

In brief: Hard to speculate

Pneumonia can be from a self healing virus or an aggressive bacteria.
If memory serves me Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets died from pneumococcal pneumonia a few days after initial symptoms. His error was to delay seeking care to keep working. He may have died anyway, but we'll never know. Why ever take a chance when resources are available.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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