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cause of interstitial pneumonia

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Usually viral: Interstitial pneumonia is an infection that affect the small area in the lung tissue proper usually more spread out than consolidated to one area. Oft ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Particular xray: This refers to a kind of xray change seen in some kinds of pneumonia. It is not associated with a particular germ however. Although this was once thou ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Refers to the xray: This refers to a specific x ray pattern in which there is thickening lines that are visible in the lungs. Under the microscope there are changes in t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Interstitial pneumonia just refers to the part of the lung involved which is the tissie and space around the air sacs (alveoli). Anyone can get pneumo ... Read More
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