What symptoms do children experience?
Children with pneumonia may experience symptoms including: 1
1. Rapid or difficult breathing
6. Loss of appetite
Can complications be serious and potentially life-threatening?
Complications of pneumococcal pneumonia include: 2
- Endobronchial obstruction with atelectasis
- Lung abscess formation
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