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Bacterial Pneumonia (cont.)

Bacterial Pneumonia Prognosis

Pneumonia is the sixth most common cause of death in the United States. It is the top cause of death from infection.

  • Most people with pneumonia improve with antibiotics. Some people develop complications such as sepsis, meningitis, and lung failure. Many of these people die.
  • There is no way to predict who is at risk for severe complications. However, the elderly, those with chronic medical conditions, those with lowered immunity, and those that have had a bone marrow or organ transplant have a higher risk for complications.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/22/2013

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