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How do other illnesses affect infective rhinitis?

People who have other illnesses may develop more serious secondary infections after contracting infective rhinitis (common cold). People who have asthma, chronic illnesses that weaken the immune system, and those who have received organ transplants should be carefully monitored by a doctor when they have a cold. Secondary infections can cause asthma attacks, bronchitis, sinus and ear infections, and pneumonia.

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