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Can pneumonia be fatal?

Pneumonia can sometimes be fatal. People who are elderly, have complicated medical problems, have a weak immune system or have a very aggressive organism that is causing their pneumonia are at risk of dying from pneumonia. Pneumonia that is left untreated can become life-threatening.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Bronchitis


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