How long does it take for pneumonia to get started and become lethal?

An experienced nurse does a through check on a patient with a stethoscope and says everything is just ok, but patient dies after 2 weeks from pneumonia. Did she miss something or can pneumonia start and get lethal in the period of time. Shortness of breath was the primary reason for the check.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    can range from hours to days, depends on the person immunity status and the virulence of the organism involved

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