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please help! what is the meaning of basal pneumonitis?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Pneumonitis: Pneumonitis is an inflammatory process of the lung, like pneumonia, due to numerous potential causes. Basal simply refers to the location of the Pneumonitis: at the lung bases, or one of the lowermost segments of the lung. In other words, the bottom part of the lung.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Lower lung pneumonia: Pneumonia occurring at base or bottom of lungs.

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Tell me whether pneumonitis can be cured?

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What will happen if your pneumonitis was untreated?

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What does non-specific pneumonitis mean?

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What's the meaning of a right basal interstitial pneumonitis?

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