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Can viral lung infections have any complications?

If you're already sick from another disorder, the complications of viral lung infections can be enough to cause death. Lung infections like bronciolitis and respiratory synctial virus are two examples of diseases that can cause serious complications, including death, in those with weak immune systems or who have other conditions of the lungs and internal organs. In addition, young people who get certain types of lung infections may end up with asthma as they grow older; this chronic condition is a complication of some lung infections, like bronciolitis.

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