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Interstitial pneumonia is what?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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