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When does a middle-aged adult need to be hospitalized for the flu?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Several issues
If the influenza is so severe that they cannot hold anything down and need intravenous fluids, or if they develop primary influenza pneumonia, or if they have secondary bacterial complications (usually pneumonia), or if they have underlying illnesses which are made worse by the influenza they may need hospitalization.

In brief: Several issues
If the influenza is so severe that they cannot hold anything down and need intravenous fluids, or if they develop primary influenza pneumonia, or if they have secondary bacterial complications (usually pneumonia), or if they have underlying illnesses which are made worse by the influenza they may need hospitalization.
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