Can viral lung infections have any complications?

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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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Viral Lung Infections

Viral Lung Infections

Viral lung infections include acute bronchitis, viral pneumonia, bronchiolitis, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). These viral lung infections usually begin as a respiratory virus that spreads to the lungs. Chest pain, chronic ...

coughing, fever and fatigue are common with bronchitis. This infection cannot be treated with antibiotics. Viral pneumonia presents with a host of symptoms including coughing, fatigue, fever, aches and pains, and GI symptoms. While antibiotics are not indicated for pneumonia, some antiviral medications can help. Infants can develop both bronchiolitis and RSV at a young age, causing coughing and wheezing.
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