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Whay does this mean " the lung fields are clear and consider perihilar pneumonitis, bilateral? Can my son still go with his operation/surgery?

Whay does this mean " the lung fields are clear and consider perihilar pneumonitis, bilateral? Can my son still go with his operation/surgery?

Depends on situation: If the kid will be placed under an inhaled general anesthesia, such a reading on an x-ray might lead the treatment team to delay an elective operation. A lung disorder can be aggravated by inhaled anesthetics & lead to worsening of the lung status. Discussion of the findings with your doc is indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Kohn
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Pneumonitis (Definition)

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 ...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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Could right sided perihilar pneumonia be aspiration pneumonia?

Could right sided perihilar pneumonia be aspiration pneumonia?

Yes: Aspiration pneumonia most commonly is on the right side. Usually history of vomiting before. Most common in people who have difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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Increased perihilar markings bilaterally r/t CHF... does this indicate pneumonia? What else could it indicate?

Increased perihilar markings bilaterally r/t CHF... does this indicate pneumonia? What else could it indicate?

CHF -: CHF stands for congestive heart failure, which indicates there is insufficient forward flow of blood throughout the circulatory system. On xray, fluid accumulation around the blood vessels show up from the pressure buildup. This is not an infection, unlike pneumonia. The concern for you is to identify why someone of your age would have CHF in the first place. See your doc asap to address this. ...Read more

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My chest xray and CT scan show groundglass opitcity and perihilar infiltrates. I an 91. What is this. I am told it is not pneumonia. Thank You?

My chest xray and CT scan show groundglass opitcity and perihilar infiltrates. I an 91. What is this. I am told it is not pneumonia. Thank You?

Abnormal CT findings: Abnormal CT/x-ray findings frequently are meaningless in absence of a patient's history, & so it is not possible to answer the question directly; there may be many possible causes of such findings. One non-pneumonia cause of CT findings of groundglass opacities & perihilar infiltrates can happen to asthmatics; it is allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (an allergic response to an airborne fungus) ...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?

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 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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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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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 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

Dr. Michael DePietro
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