Chronic alcohol link in severe lung injury

Chronic alcohol use has been shown to predispose to lung tissue-damaging caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae and infection inflicted by Streptococcus pneumoniae.

What you need to know:

  • Chronic alcoholics are three times more likely to be hospitalised with lung injuries and infections than non-alcoholics.

Recent studies indicate an association between alcohol use and acute lung injuries. It is established that alcohol use increases the incidence of pneumonia by three to four times.


You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.