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How serious is pneumococcal pneumonia?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Serious enough

It depends on how severe.
It can reach from a severe infection that causes severe lung injury, systemic infection with organ failure and a real risk of death, to a milder infection that one treats as an outpatient. It is always something however that requires medical attention and treatment ( antibiotics, supportive care).

In brief: Serious enough

It depends on how severe.
It can reach from a severe infection that causes severe lung injury, systemic infection with organ failure and a real risk of death, to a milder infection that one treats as an outpatient. It is always something however that requires medical attention and treatment ( antibiotics, supportive care).
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very serious

The seriousness dependes upon how symptomatic patient is, how large are the pneumonic infiltrates, how is the oxygenation and her a-a gradient whether or not there is septicemia and the response to the medications.
Usually responds to antibiotics.

In brief: Very serious

The seriousness dependes upon how symptomatic patient is, how large are the pneumonic infiltrates, how is the oxygenation and her a-a gradient whether or not there is septicemia and the response to the medications.
Usually responds to antibiotics.
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