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What are the causes of pneumomia to rapidly spread in body?

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Depends on the cause

Spread of pneumonia causing organisms (be it a bacteria or virus) depends on the type of bug & immune status of the infected person.
Severe infection with an invasive organism in a normal person or if it occurs in a person whose immune system is weak (due to medications, cancer, transplant, hiv, primary immune disorders etc.) then there is a higher chance of spread to bloodstream, causing sepsis.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Spread of pneumonia causing organisms (be it a bacteria or virus) depends on the type of bug & immune status of the infected person.
Severe infection with an invasive organism in a normal person or if it occurs in a person whose immune system is weak (due to medications, cancer, transplant, hiv, primary immune disorders etc.) then there is a higher chance of spread to bloodstream, causing sepsis.
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