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Can common cold cause lung infection?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not usually

But in some people it can rogers's to bronchitis or less commonly to pneumonia.

In brief: Not usually

But in some people it can rogers's to bronchitis or less commonly to pneumonia.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Doesn't "cause" it

But some viruses that cause lung infection may start as what appears to be a cold.
Moreover, colds often turn into bronchitis which is mistaken for a lung infection. Finally, some people have poor immune defenses (smokers for instance) and get both colds and pneumonia more commonly.

In brief: Doesn't "cause" it

But some viruses that cause lung infection may start as what appears to be a cold.
Moreover, colds often turn into bronchitis which is mistaken for a lung infection. Finally, some people have poor immune defenses (smokers for instance) and get both colds and pneumonia more commonly.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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