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Dr. Manoj K Goel
Director & Head
Dept of Pulmonology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Fortis Memorial Research Institute,Gurugram(Delhi & NCR)

How Serious is Pneumonia?

If you’ve been diagnosed with pneumonia, you should take it seriously and take care of yourself.

Most people with pneumonia recover with antibiotics and rest. However, about 1in 5 adults with pneumonia need to be in the hospital, and people with severe infection may require intensive care unit (ICU) and life support measures.

Severe pneumonia can lead to death, especially for the elderly, young children, or people with other medical problems.

The overall death rate for pneumonia in hospitals in the United States is less than 5%. In other parts of the world, rates of pneumonia and deaths are much higher.

Pneumonia is often a short-term illness but sometimes it can last longer, or get worse before it gets better. Most of the time, however, people experience a full recovery. Usually no permanent scarring or damage to the lungs results if you do not have another lung or immune problem. However, there is always some risk of lung damage from a serious infection.

Your healthcare provider can talk with you about what to expect for recovery and whether you will need any follow-up x-rays or lung function tests. 

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