How does the prevalence of viral pneumonia vary by sex?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Men who are infected develop viral pneumonia at a slightly higher rate than women. Pregnant women with viral pneumonia have a higher risk for severe disease than other females. Pregnant patients have a disproportionate risk of severe disease with 2009 H1N1 infection. Treatment should be initiated as soon as the diagnosis is suspected. [43]


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