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What are the complications of pneumonia?

Brian Gelbman, MD
Pulmonary Disease

Untreated pneumonia can progress and spread into all the lung fields, making it difficult to breathe; if severe, patients may need assisted breathing in the hospital. Watch pulmonologist Brian Gelbman, MD, discuss the main complications of pneumonia.

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