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Posted by: Sanette | 2010/02/17

pneumonia

Dear Doc,
I wonder if you can explain something to me?
How does someone suddenly get pneumonia, keel over and die? A seemingly healthy friend many years ago (age 23) did just this, according to mostmortem examination. He seemed fine earlier that day, maybe a little sniffly, went out for the day, then collapsed and died on the spot that afternoon. The recent death of that movie star brittany murphy i think was also described as pneumonia with some added complications. I always thought with pneumonia, you were pretty sick. Can you really suddenly get pneumonia and die?
Thanks.

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Hallo Sanette
It surely sounds strange as most people with pneumonia is sick for a few days. However an overdose of certain medications in combination can cause sudden death. (which happened to Brittany Murphy)
dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010/02/17

Hallo Sanette
It surely sounds strange as most people with pneumonia is sick for a few days. However an overdose of certain medications in combination can cause sudden death. (which happened to Brittany Murphy)
dr Bets

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