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Who is most at risk for acquiring pneumonia?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: A variety of

Individuals. The can range from, diabetics, anyone who is immunocompromised due a multitude of diagnosis for example hiv, the elderly, those in nursing homes, asthmatics, hospitalized patients, people who are at risk for aspiration.
I strongly urge all those above 55 to get the pneumonia vaccine, and any patient noted above or has had pneumoniain the past.

In brief: A variety of

Individuals. The can range from, diabetics, anyone who is immunocompromised due a multitude of diagnosis for example hiv, the elderly, those in nursing homes, asthmatics, hospitalized patients, people who are at risk for aspiration.
I strongly urge all those above 55 to get the pneumonia vaccine, and any patient noted above or has had pneumoniain the past.
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Dr. Michael Borookhim
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Elderly

Elderly folks and those with chronic illness like diabetes, heart failure, kidney failure or those who are on immunosuppressive medications, like prednisone.

In brief: Elderly

Elderly folks and those with chronic illness like diabetes, heart failure, kidney failure or those who are on immunosuppressive medications, like prednisone.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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