Which patient groups are at highest risk for Influenza pneumonia?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Answer

Influenza pneumonia especially affects the following groups of patients:

  • Children with cystic fibrosis or organ transplants

  • Adults with chronic cardiovascular or respiratory disease, diabetes mellitus, renal diseases, hemoglobinopathies, or immunosuppression

  • Residents of nursing homes or chronic care facilities

  • Healthy adults older than 65 years.


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