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Dr. William Walsh
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Interstitial Pneumonia (Overview)

Interstitial pneumonia is an inflammatory process that affects the walls of the small air sacs in the lungs causing them to thicken & cause difficulties with oxygentation. Several infectious & non-infectious processes can cause accumulation of inflammatory cells & fibrous deposits in the walls of the air sacs causing the lungs to become stiffer & unable to maintain adequate gas exchange.


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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

Dr. William Walsh
372 doctors shared insights

Interstitial Pneumonia (Overview)

Interstitial pneumonia is an inflammatory process that affects the walls of the small air sacs in the lungs causing them to thicken & cause difficulties with oxygentation. Several infectious & non-infectious processes can cause accumulation of inflammatory cells & fibrous deposits in the walls of the air sacs causing the lungs to become stiffer & unable to maintain adequate gas exchange.


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What are the symptoms of interstitial pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of interstitial pneumonia?

Similar to pneumonia: Interstitial pneumonia just refers to a specific x ray pattern of lung inflammation. It may be either related to infection or an inflammatory disease of the lung. Symptoms are similar to other lung diseases and include shortness of breath, with exertion or without) and cough ( often without much sputum production), there maybe constitutional symptoms like fever, and fatigue. ...Read more

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Treating Interstitial Pneumonia (Tip)

Treating Interstitial Pneumonia

Multiple causes just as many treatments too right diagnosis. ...See 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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Interstitial pneumonia is what?

Interstitial pneumonia is what?

Particular xray: This refers to a kind of xray change seen in some kinds of pneumonia. It is not associated with a particular germ however. Although this was once thought to be the case. ( interstitial pneumonias were thought to be caused more often by viruses, and other atypical germs. The xray pattern however can be caused by things besides infection such as congestive heart failure, or inflammatory lung disease. ...Read more

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My 9months baby boy is diagnosed with basal interstitial pneumonia, is it benign? May i know the treatment? And how this be prevented

My 9months baby boy is diagnosed with basal interstitial pneumonia, is it benign? May i know the treatment? And how this be prevented

See below: Bacteria, viruses, or fungi may infect the interstitium of the lung. A bacterium called mycoplasma pneumonia is the most common cause in older kids. The label of "interstitial" most likely refers to the x-ray findings. If your infant son has otherwise been healthy and doing well-a full recovery is likely. Prevention: hand washing and avoiding large crowds. ...Read more

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Recovering from Pneumonia (Tip)

Recovering from Pneumonia

Do take frequent naps to help aid in the recovery of your pneumonia. ...See more

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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Checklist)

Get testing to confirm the diagnosis
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Follow any recommended diet changes
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Learn which foods or drinks trigger your pain
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Know which medications and vitamins can make symptoms worse
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What are the tests for interstitial pneumonia?

What are the tests for interstitial pneumonia?

Multiple tests: Imaging of the lung and in particular ct scan of the chest can often help define the kind of interstitial lung disease, in addition pulmonary function tests can quantify the amount of lung function loss. Blood tests that detect abnormal antibodies seen in inflammatory diseases associated with interstitial pneumonia can be helpful, for example tests for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the prognosis of usual interstitial pneumonia?

Does anyone know the prognosis of usual interstitial pneumonia?

Yes: This is the name for the pathology of a disorder called pulmonary fibrosis. This is a progressive disease, which has no cure, how fast it progresses can vary, and if personally affected by this or if one of your loved ones is so affected it is best to discuss the details with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more