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How life threatening is aspirated pneumonia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

This is a condition that varies in intensity from mild to deadly (immediately).
It is likely that some folks aspirate small amounts into their lungs periodically & there is always a reaction to the debris. They may clear over time even without treatment. When it rises to the point someone has obvious symptoms soon after an event, it may kill within hours.

In brief: Depends

This is a condition that varies in intensity from mild to deadly (immediately).
It is likely that some folks aspirate small amounts into their lungs periodically & there is always a reaction to the debris. They may clear over time even without treatment. When it rises to the point someone has obvious symptoms soon after an event, it may kill within hours.
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine

In brief: Very bad

Could be very bad.

In brief: Very bad

Could be very bad.
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