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Does pneumonia cause water retention in the body?

my friend just spent 31 days in the hospital for a very rare case of pneumonia in which a ventilator was needed for almost a week. post hospital for almost 3 weeks however the sever water retention will not subside even on meds. I see all systems coming back fast but all seven doctors say its normal???? please break this down..... also one eye doesn t react to light as it should?
Fri, 9 Mar 2018
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Hello,

In pneumonia, as your friend clinically improving, it is suggestive towards recovery.

In pneumonia, pleural effusion can occur and with proper antibiotic treatment it can be resolved. Mild pleural effusion is not a problem.

If pleural effusion more, then pleural tapping is needed. Provide your full reports as attachment for giving more comment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Parth Goswami
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