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Is pneumonia deadly?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Most of the time it is not, but severe pneumonia can be fatal especially in those with underlying diseases that impair the immune system, the heart or the lungs.

In brief: Maybe

Most of the time it is not, but severe pneumonia can be fatal especially in those with underlying diseases that impair the immune system, the heart or the lungs.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

The question is rather broad.
It is equivalent to asking if an infection can be deadly. You can get more out of this site if you actually provide background on a specific problem and ask a related question. The docs on this site donate their time. Any fees go to maintain the site. You are welcome to start over.

In brief: Depends

The question is rather broad.
It is equivalent to asking if an infection can be deadly. You can get more out of this site if you actually provide background on a specific problem and ask a related question. The docs on this site donate their time. Any fees go to maintain the site. You are welcome to start over.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Certain forms of pneumonia can lead to death if not treated promptly.
Anyone with a high fever and difficulty breathing or wet sounds in the lungs should seek prompt medical evaluation and care.

In brief: Yes

Certain forms of pneumonia can lead to death if not treated promptly.
Anyone with a high fever and difficulty breathing or wet sounds in the lungs should seek prompt medical evaluation and care.
Dr. Robert Fink
Dr. Robert Fink
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