A 27-year-old female asked:
Does pneumonitis cause chest pain? what are the causes?
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Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes, frequently.: Typically, pneumonitis, bronchitis or pneumonia will cause a "pleuritic" type of chest pain. Due to irritation of the pleura, the outer layer of the lungs. Most often a sharp pain, it will get worse with breathing in deeply.
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