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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
380 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

Dr. Irving Harper Dr. Harper
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Interstitial pneumonia (Tip)

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

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Interstitial pneumonia (Tip)

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

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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Checklist)

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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Rule out endometriosis
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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

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Interstitial pneumonia (Tip)

Expect that it will take a couple of months to feel back to normal after a bout of pneumonia. Rest! ...See 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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Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have interstitial pneumonia?

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

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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for interstitial pneumonia?

What is the treatment for interstitial pneumonia?

Depends on cause: The term is one which applies to the radiologic appearance, and not the actual causative agent. This may be viral, or other atypical pneumonias, or may actually not be due to infection. Diagnosis through history, physical and labs is essential to choosing appropriate management. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Interstitial pneumonia (Tip)

Coughing from a pneumonia infection can go on for months even after successful treatment. ...See more

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Is there a cure for interstitial pneumonia?

Is there a cure for interstitial pneumonia?

Maybe: Interstitial pneumonia is not one disease, but a large group of inflammatory lung diseases. Some of them are infectious and respond to antibiotics, some gets better spontaneously, and still others will resolve or at least improve when treated with steroid medication. There are some kinds of interstitial disease that have no good treatment. Specifics depend on the specific disease. ...Read more

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What's interstitial pneumonia?

Usually viral: Interstitial pneumonia is an infection that affect the small area in the lung tissue proper usually more spread out than consolidated to one area. Often caused by a virus. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Interstitial pneumonia (Tip)

Finish all your antibiotics, stay hydrated , rest, try to eat balanced diet. Sleep well. Follow dr. ...See more

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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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What is interstitial pneumonia?

Refers to the xray: This refers to a specific x-ray pattern in which there is thickening lines that are visible in the lungs. Under the microscope there are changes in the connective tissue that is between the air sacs ((alveoli). It may be observed in a variety of infections or inflammatory conditions of the lung and a similar patten on chest x-ray may be seen with fluid in the lung (pulmonary edema). ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more