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How long can it take for pneumonia to spread from just one lobe of one lung to all of both lungs and get into the blood stream?

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Dr. Gloria Fong
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

If you are very young or elderly it can be very serious.
If you have a strong immune system you may fight it longer. A lot depends on what organism is causing the pneumonia. Some are more aggressive than others. For some it may be a matter of hours and some it may be days.

In brief: Depends

If you are very young or elderly it can be very serious.
If you have a strong immune system you may fight it longer. A lot depends on what organism is causing the pneumonia. Some are more aggressive than others. For some it may be a matter of hours and some it may be days.
Dr. Gloria Fong
Dr. Gloria Fong
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Very fast

That can happen very fast.
Bacteria double every 20 minutes. 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384 and so on one million in 7 hours.

In brief: Very fast

That can happen very fast.
Bacteria double every 20 minutes. 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384 and so on one million in 7 hours.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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