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How common is it for a child to die of pneumonia?
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Not common
It is not common at all in previously healthy children, but it does happen.

In brief: Not common
It is not common at all in previously healthy children, but it does happen.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Varies with cause
Pneumonia is a label with variable implications.
The average toddler/child is often treated as an outpatient & most heal without complications. Some viral pneumonias would self heal & most bacterial will respond to meds. Rare causes of kid pneumonia include staph & chickenpox, both of which have a higher fatality rate.There are other examples & all fall into the range. Most do well, some die.

In brief: Varies with cause
Pneumonia is a label with variable implications.
The average toddler/child is often treated as an outpatient & most heal without complications. Some viral pneumonias would self heal & most bacterial will respond to meds. Rare causes of kid pneumonia include staph & chickenpox, both of which have a higher fatality rate.There are other examples & all fall into the range. Most do well, some die.
Dr. James Ferguson
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