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Is it possible to have pneumonitis if you also have tuberculosis?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Sure: Both can co-exist.
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Yes: Tb itself can cause pneumonitis or pneumonia. You can also get a viral or bacterial pneumonia at the same time as having tb.

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