Is interstitial pneumonia deadly?

Not necessarily. Interstitial pneumonia is not always deadly and can be treated with the appropriate care and medications. Good luck.

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Whats 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...

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...

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 and a similar patten on chest x ray may be seen with fluid in the lung ( pulmonary edema). Read more...

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 get 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...

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...

Looking for info on idiopathic lymphoid interstitial pneumonia?

See your lung doctor. You want to visit a lung doctor who specializes in "interstitial lung disease". This disease is sometimes associated with other immune disorders such as lymphoma or HIV or autoimmune diseases such as lupus. When it occurs by itself it can be the firts sign of one of these disease i just listed or it can be fairly benign and non progressing as a lung disorder. Read more...

Anybody have interstitial pneumonia?

Yes. Interstitial pneumonia just refers to the part of the lung involved which is the tissie and space around the air sacs (alveoli). Anyone can get pneumonia that involves the interstitium. Read more...

Can interstitial pneumonia be healed?

Potentially. Interstitial pneumonia are occasionally caused by reversible causes like inflammation or viral infection. Often interstitial pneumonia can be something else like a senstivity to elements in the environment like a sensitivity to pets, molds or even medication such as amiodarone or nitrofurantoin. Read more...