Pneumonia – predisposing factors

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Factors that predispose to development of pneumonia are:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Recent influenza infection
  • Corticosteroid therapy
  • Old age
  • Pre existing lung disease

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