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Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. now she has a problem. what does it mean to have interstitial pneumonia?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Generally viral: This term applies to the pattern of inflammation present in the lungs and can have both infectious and non-infectious causes. When due to infection it is often viral, unless the patient is immuno-compromised, in which case pneumocystis may be a cause. There are other conditions not due to infectious agents.
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