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What's the difference between pneumonia nad pneumonitis?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Same thing: They are the same. In practice pneumonia tends to be used to describe infectious conditions and pneumonitis to describe inflammatory conditions one of which is infectious pneumonia.

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What is the difference between pneumonia, pneumonitis?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Pneumonia: They are different terms for inflammation in the lung which can be infection-related or not.

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