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Doctor insights on: Bilateral Basal Pneumonia

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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

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My preemie (12 month adjusted) has just been diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia and I don't know what to do?

Mgt: I would suggest a virtual inbox consultation. I would like to better advise. Generally at this adjusted age, depending on the extent of the underlying lung disease, the illness can be self limited and resolves in two weeks eg. Vaccinations including the flu vaccine should be administered as scheduled per your PCP. If there is any fast breathing, grunting, use of rib cage muscles, please see the ED ...Read more

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What is bilateral perihilar pneumonia?

What is bilateral perihilar pneumonia?

Region Involved: Peri hilar is the region of the lungs where the infection occurs. It is the area where the structures that form the roots of the left lun enter and leave this viscus:pulmonary artery, pulmonary veins, lymphatic vessels and bronchus with bronciial venis and arteries. ...Read more

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1yr/5mos had 2 pneumonia history. Now another bilateral pneumonia occurs. what to do to prevent this in the future?

Pediatric pneumonia: You really need to take the children to an experienced pediatrician to have them fully evaluated for risk factors. If you are in Manila, Makati Medical Center, or if you don't have the resources, PGH. Cannot answer your question without being able to see your babies and examine and test them. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotic for bilateral interstitial pneumonia?

What kind of antibiotic for bilateral interstitial pneumonia?

Severe Lung Disease: Acute interstitial pnumonia also called hamman rich syndrome.It is rare severe lung condition that affects otherwise healthy people.There is no known cause and cure these patients are treated in ICU in hospital.And often require ventilation support , steroids are used intravenously and since it is not caused by infecton antibiotics are not usually needed.Often the condition is fatal in 60% of time. ...Read more

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What is bilateral pneumonia?Its very bad for may 1 year and 8months baby?

What is bilateral pneumonia?Its very bad for may 1    year and 8months baby?

Yes: Please, please follow your doc's treastment recommendations and go to hospital if any signs the child is struggling. Look for blueness around mouth or hands, extreme fatigue, altered breathing pattern, change in behavior or responsiveness as signs to go back to hospital. ...Read more

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Bilateral pneumonia complicated by pleural effusion-- can this be fatal?

Bilateral pneumonia complicated by pleural effusion-- can this be fatal?

Probably not...: This condition is typically treated with antibiotcs and drainage of the effusion with a chest tube if it is large enough. Generally it is not fatal; however, if severe enough & not responsive to treatment, this can be very serious. ...Read more

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I understand that a "patchy consolidation" can be indicative of pneumonia. But could someone have a patchy consolidation if he also had,for instance, COPD & bilateral pleural effusions?

I understand that a "patchy consolidation" can be indicative of pneumonia.  But could someone have a patchy consolidation if he also had,for instance, COPD & bilateral pleural effusions?

Yes it can be: Some one with COPD and bilateral effusion can also have Patchy Consolidation.It may be due to a co existing Pneumonia or it may be due to pulmonary edema(fluid in the lungs) or Atelectasis(Collapse of Lung)That is why we always say to medical students and residents,that we never treat the xray findings.But first History/Physical and xray in the context of Patients clinical presentation ...Read more

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A 4 yr old boy had interstitial pneumonia, bilateral result by x-ray procedure what is treatment to her. thank u very much?

NeedsToBeTreated ICU: Intertitial Pnumonia in 4 years old needs to be treated in Hospital often in IntensiveCare Unit as often there is need for Mechanical Ventilation.Therapy with Corticosteroid is attempted although it's usefulness is not known It is a serious condition at any age I hope He is in hospital under care of Pediatric PulmonoogIst ...Read more

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Person has stage 4 cancer with mets to the brain, and now has bilateral pneumonia, how bad is this? Is this the cancer trying to spread? What's next?

Person has stage 4 cancer with mets to the brain, and now has bilateral pneumonia, how bad is this? Is this the cancer trying to spread? What's next?

Very bad: The cancer does not have to try to spread, it already has. Discuss this with the person's doctor and get an estimate of how long they are expected to survive and whether it is time to call in hospice. You also need to ask what further therapy is likely to make a meaningful difference in survival and whether that survival is functional or just further misery. Good luck. ...Read more