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Dr. Gary Kohn
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Pneumonitis (Overview)

Neonatal pneumonia is a condition in which a neonate (a baby 0-28 days old) has an infection in the lungs. Usually, the infection is caused by bacteria and is serious. Intravenous (IV) antibiotics are used to treat the pneumonia.


Dr. Gary Kohn
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Pneumonitis (Overview)

Neonatal pneumonia is a condition in which a neonate (a baby 0-28 days old) has an infection in the lungs. Usually, the infection is caused by bacteria and is serious. Intravenous (IV) antibiotics are used to treat the pneumonia.


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What does non-specific pneumonitis mean?

It means...: ...That it does not look like any particular recognizable type. Most viral pneumonitis, as well as mycoplasma, have a nonspecific appearance on xray, while pneumococcal pneumonia usually looks like a slice of pie. ...Read more

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Recovering from Pneumonia (Checklist)

Finish the entire course of antibiotics
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Follow up with your doctor
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Get repeat imaging to make sure the pneumonia has fully cleared up
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Tell me whether pneumonitis can be cured?

Tell me whether pneumonitis can be cured?

Lung inflammation: Pneumonitis means inflammation in the lungs. There are many different causes of inflammation and therefore your question would need to be more specific to determine if a cure is available. ...Read more

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What will happen if your pneumonitis was untreated?

Depends...: ...On what kind of pneumonitis. Viral pneumonitis mostly resolves without treatment, others may not. ...Read more

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Treating Interstitial Pneumonia (Checklist)

Take antibiotics as prescribed for bacterial pneumonia
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Use cough medicines as needed to help your symptoms
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Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you have a fever
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Remember to get plenty of rest to recover from this infection
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What is the difference between pneumonia, pneumonitis?

What is the difference between pneumonia, pneumonitis?

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

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What's the difference between pneumonia nad pneumonitis?

What's the difference between pneumonia nad pneumonitis?

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. ...Read more

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Can a bipap cause pneumonitis?

Can a bipap cause pneumonitis?

No: Bipap is used every day by millions of people safely without any increased risk of pneumonia. ...Read more

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Do you know if pneumonitis can lead to ptb?

Do you know if pneumonitis can lead to ptb?

Yes, it can't: Pneumonia caused by viruses or bacteria cannot lead to tuberculosis. Tb can cause tuberculosis pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bronchitis or pneumonitis?

Symptoms include...: Symptoms of acute bronchitis include cold symptoms, cough productive of sputum, fever, body aches, wheezing, decreased appetite, fatigue, etc. Not every symptom needs to be present. The symptoms of acute pneumonitis can be very similar although the cough and sputum production symptoms are typically not as severe unless bronchospasm is present. ...Read more

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What do you mean by bilateral basal pneumonitis?

What do you mean by bilateral basal pneumonitis?

Inflammation of lung: Pneumonitis is a term used for inflammation of lungs (mostly due to infections). If it involves the lower zones of the lungs on both left and right lung, then it would be reported as bilateral basal pneumonitis. This is just a description of the extent of lung involvement, and there could be several causes for this pattern. Talk to your doctor regarding your specific situation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of interstitial pneumonitis?

What are the symptoms of interstitial pneumonitis?

Varied symptoms: Symptoms of interstitial pneumonitis can be variable - chronic cough, shortness of breath, reduced exercise capacity. Symptoms depend on the extent & severity of lung involvement, age of patient, associated medical conditions, underlying cause etc. Talk to your doctor/pulmonologist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Can i get off amiodarone suddenly, i hve pneumonitis?

Cardiologist: Check with your cardiologist who knows the reason you're taking amiodarone. I believe it can be abruptly discontinued in most cases where another appropriate or effective antiarrythmic medication can be given. Since it can cause lung damage I'm sure your cardiologist will want the amiodarone discontinued. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the meaning of basal pneumonitis?

Pneumonitis: Pneumonitis is an inflammatory process of the lung, like pneumonia, due to numerous potential causes. Basal simply refers to the location of the Pneumonitis: at the lung bases, or one of the lowermost segments of the lung. In other words, the bottom part of the lung. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pneumonitis gotten from a bird?

What are the symptoms of pneumonitis gotten from a bird?

Multiple: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is inflammation of the lungs due to breathing in a foreign substance, usually certain types of dust, fungus, or molds. Symptoms of acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis may occur 4 - 6 hours after you have left the area where the foreign substance is found. Symptoms may include: chills, cough, fever, malaise, shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What medicine do i need to take i am recently diagnose of basal pneumonitis?

What medicine do i need to take i am recently diagnose of basal pneumonitis?

Antibiotic: you need to mlet your dr decide which antibitic is best for this infection.this is serious--let your dr decide this. ...Read more

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What does it mean by this findings: Apicolordotic view shows focal right suprahilar haziness probably due to pneumonitis, follow up study is suggested?

What does it mean by this findings:
Apicolordotic view shows focal right suprahilar haziness probably due to pneumonitis, follow up study is suggested?

Pneumonia: The radiologist describes lung findings which could be inflammation and,therefore,pneumonia. If your physician agrees, a course of antibiotics will be prescribed and after treatment a follow-up chest xray will be obtained to see whether the lung abnormality has cleared. If not, further studies will be suggested to determine the nature of the xray findings. A pulmonologist may be then consulted. ...Read more

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Can Taxol (paclitaxel) treat pneumonitis?

Can Taxol (paclitaxel) treat pneumonitis?

No: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat malignant, metastatic disease. Pneumonitis is an inflammatory process that needs antibiotics to bring the disease under control. One of the complications of chemo like Taxol (paclitaxel) is suppressing the immune system. As such reports appear that pneumonitis following the use of Taxol (paclitaxel) as in breast cancer occurs following the use of this agent. ...Read more

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What is acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

What is acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Inflammation in lung: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a lung disease in which an inhaled substance capable of triggering an immune response called and "antigen" is inhaled and causes an illness that is like pneumonia, with fever , shortness of breath etc.. Symptoms resolve when exposure to the antigen is stopped, but repetitive exposure can result in chronic scar formation in the lung. Steroid medicine can also help. ...Read more

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What is causing hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Sherlock Holmes: It can be extremely difficulty to identify the source of hypersensitivity penumonitis; there are literally tens and tens of sources for the illness. Some of the top offenders include: •bird droppings •humidifiers, heating systems, and hot tubs •liquid chemicals used in the landscaping and florist industries •moldy hay, straw, and grain •chemicals released during the production of plastics and ele. ...Read more

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What is the transition from pneumonitis to tb?

See below: You are referring to latent TB becoming TB pulmonary infection. After primary TB infection the organism becomes latent within granulomata in the body. In 10% of infected persons (5% within 2 years of primary infection) this latent TB reactivates and causes active infection most commonly in the lungs but also in lymph nodes, cns, kidneys, peritoneum, bone etc. Aging and immunosuppression preceed. ...Read more

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Does pneumonitis cause chest pain? What are the causes?

Does pneumonitis cause chest pain? What are the causes?

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. ...Read more

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I had hypersensitivity pneumonitis last year. Can it return?

I had hypersensitivity pneumonitis last year. Can it return?

Hypersesitive pneumo: Yes it can if you get expsed to the same or similar organic dust, which caused it in first place. ...Read more

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I had hypersensitivity pneumonitis last june. Am I healthy now?

I had hypersensitivity pneumonitis last june. Am I healthy now?

Maybe: The rate of recurrence of hypersensitivty pneumonitis is very low unless you have repeat contact with the offending agent. Some of these causes include exposures to: •bird droppings •humidifiers, heating systems, and hot tubs •liquid chemicals used in the landscaping and florist industries •moldy hay, straw, and grain •chemicals released during the production of plastics and electronics, and chem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

What is the definition or description of: hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Extrinsic alveolitis: A non-ige mediated, immunologically mediated lung disease with generalized symptoms due to sensitization of a wide variety of inhaled organic dusts. These include molds, birds and other antigens found especially in workplaces and hobbies. It affects lung alveoli and can have acute (appears like viral pneumonia), subacute and chronic forms. No one test confirms the disease. ...Read more

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What's the meaning of someone having a right basal interstitial pneumonitis?

Focus of infection: This is a focus of infection in the lung. Pt will likely receive antibiotics. May need follow-up to make sure it goes away - talk with your doc. ...Read more

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How are you diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis and can it happen suddenly?What can I do if I have it

How are you diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis and can it happen suddenly?What can I do if I have it

Multiple things: An appropriate history, chest x-ray ANS appropriate blood tests are often needed. If the exposure that causes it can be identified avoidance of the exposure can be curative. Steroids can help relieve symptoms for the short term. If the exposure persist, serious lung damage can occur. You do need to see your physician or specialist for this problem. ...Read more

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Viral pneumonitis contagious?

Viral pneumonitis contagious?

Pneumonia : Can be. Flu can cause viral pneumonitis which is contagious. ...Read more

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Acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis fatal?

Acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis fatal?

Not usually: Not usually, however very heavy exposure to the inciting agent or very severe responses can cause severe lung injury and result even in respiratory failure. Even in these situations if medical care is sought out the response to steroid medicine is usually very good. Repeat exposures that are untreated can cause a more chronic scarring of the lung or pulmonary fibrosis that can shorten ones life. ...Read more

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How to differentiate salt water from fresh water pneumonitis?

How to differentiate salt water from fresh water pneumonitis?

Geography: I am presuming you are referring to pneumonitis from drowning; in that case knowing where the patient was found and what water is present there is the trick. Clinically they are similar looking, although salt water victims tend to do better in the long run. ...Read more

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Is there any history on the drug simvastin and hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

No: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is mostly associated with inhaled particles. That the body has a reaction to). Typically with molds, bacteria etc. This may be associated with certain hobbies. A classic cause is related to having a pet bird. There are some drugs which can cause and inflammation of the lung that is similar, amiodarone the antiarrythmic is one, some cancer drugs, not usually statins. ...Read more

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Does anyone have information about infants prognosis with viral pneumonitis?

Does anyone have information about infants prognosis with viral pneumonitis?

Good, most...: ...Of the time. There are certainly severe cases; that caused by flu a tends to be the fastest-progressing, thus the recommendation fro the flu vaccine. Most children with viral pneumonitis recover well with supportive care. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between hypersensitivity pneumonitis and asthma?

What is effected: Asthma is a disease of chronic mid to small airway inflammation, sometimes caused by allergens but not always. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is inflammation of the lung tissue itself as the result of exposure to allergens (eg birds) , it usually resolves when the allergen is removed, although long term exposure can lead to scarring. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hypersensitivity pneumonitis and asthma?

Very different: Hp is a hypersensitivity reaction usually to some organic material usually mold, but also food particles, bird droppings, pets, grains, etc. Asthma presents with mostly reversible airway obstruction due to exercise, allergens, infections. Both can present with sob, cough, wheezing, but hp can also have fever. Hp usually resolves or kept from turning into fibrosis, once removed from trigger. ...Read more

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My niece is 4 and her xray says basal pneumonitis.does she need medication?

My niece is 4 and her xray says basal pneumonitis.does she need medication?

Xray is nonspecific: Typically "pneumonitis" on an x ray can be viral, so often no meds. The appearance is somewhat stringy rather than the usual bacterial , fluffy, infiltrate. But we as radiologists don't always know exactly what we see and x ray is a blunt instrument anyway. Your provider knows the score clinically so listen to them. Many infiltrates need follow up chest x ray to make sure they clear. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hypersensitivity pneumonitis and asthma attacks?

What is the difference between hypersensitivity pneumonitis and asthma attacks?

Asthma attack: Asthma attack is an airway disease that involves the air passage thru the airways.Hypersensitivity pneumonitis(hp) involves the actual tissues of the lungs which are beyond the airways. Type of injury is differrent.Asthma attack is an acute reaction. While hp is slower mechanism, and presents with insidious progress.Asthma can also be a slow proccess, when it is poorly controlled. ...Read more

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Is there any study on the drug simvastatin causing hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Statins: There are several studies: doi: 10.1183/09031936.02.00258802 erj march 1, 2002 vol. 19 no. 3 577-580 statin-induced fibrotic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia is one of them. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

A condition in which the lungs become inflamed, most ...Read more