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Doctor insights on: Bilateral Basal Pneumonia

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...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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How does one get basal interstitial pneumonia?

How does one get basal interstitial pneumonia?

Pneumonia: There is 'interstitial pneumonia' and 'interstitial lung disease'. I have not heard of "basal interstitial pneumonia". Interstitial pneumonia is usually caused by viruses and some bacteria like bugs such as mycoplasma and chlamydia. ...Read more

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

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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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 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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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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Is bilateral pneumonia in children dangerous?

Is bilateral pneumonia in children dangerous?

Possibly: With early recognition and proper treatment, most kids respond to treatment, including some as outpatients.If a kid has an unusual form of pneumonia (staph) or one that is unresponsive to antibiotics, their course can be quite difficult. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

Yes: Most cases on bilateral pneumonia in children are caused by viruses or bacteria. These organisms can spread through droplets coughed out by the infected child into their surroundings & anyone nearby can inhale those droplets & thus acquire the infection if sufficient number of organisms have entered the lungs to start multiplying in the new host & cause infection. ...Read more