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A 27-year-old female asked:

Does pneumonitis cause chest pain? what are the causes?

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Dr. Michael Moran
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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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Cp: .It could be cardiac or noncardiac causes. Heart problems-heart attack, coronary artery disease, pericarditis, aortic aneurysm, svc syndrome. Non cardiac causes: esophageal spasm, gerd, gall bladder disease, pneumonia, pleurisy costchondritis etc.
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Last updated May 21, 2015

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