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Are there some genetic reasons I get pneumonia off and on?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Enough antibodies?
If you are an adult, it's usually a combination of genetics and environmental factors.
Sometimes, the body has a problem producing antibodies (ab) that protect you from pneumonias. Your doctor can determine levels of ab classes. Also, specialists like infectious diseases doctors, can perform a vaccine challenge test to diagnose more complex problems like common variable immunodeficiency(cvid).

In brief: Enough antibodies?
If you are an adult, it's usually a combination of genetics and environmental factors.
Sometimes, the body has a problem producing antibodies (ab) that protect you from pneumonias. Your doctor can determine levels of ab classes. Also, specialists like infectious diseases doctors, can perform a vaccine challenge test to diagnose more complex problems like common variable immunodeficiency(cvid).
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Hard to say
Recurrent pneumonia can be associated with some diseases that have a genetic component, for example cystic fibrosis, or some immune deficiencies.
If this is a problem for someone they should really speak with a doctor and be evaluated directly.

In brief: Hard to say
Recurrent pneumonia can be associated with some diseases that have a genetic component, for example cystic fibrosis, or some immune deficiencies.
If this is a problem for someone they should really speak with a doctor and be evaluated directly.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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