Can Bronchitis Turn into Pneumonia?


Bronchitis and pneumonia are two different illnesses, so there is no way for one to turn into the other. However, being sick from one illness may make a person more likely to catch another illness.
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Bronchitis is a respiratory disorder that usually develops due to a cold or acute respiratory infection, and is caused by bacteria. Bronchitis is the inflammation of the lining in
Fairly easily, if medicine and/or antibiotics are not taken. The risk is
Not medical advice: Yes-Bronchitis and Pneumonia are caused by the same organism. Feel better! report this answer. Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 04:17PM EST. Source:
The medical name for "walking pneumonia" is atypical pneumonia and it's not really worse than any other kind - it's still pneumonia, but in one sense it can be worse in
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It is indeed possible that bronchitis can turn into pneumonia. When bronchitis turns into pneumonia, it is usually the bacterial kind. This is very common in people with compromised immune systems like infants.
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