Severe Pneumonia

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Bronchopneumonia; Community-acquired pneumonia


Your doctor must first decide whether you need to be in the hospital. If you are treated in the hospital, you will receive fluids and antibiotics in your veins, oxygen therapy, and possibly breathing treatments. It is very important that your antibiotics are started very soon after you are admitted.

You are more likely to be admitted to the hospital if you:

  • Have another serious medical problem
  • Have...
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