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Pulmonary Fibrosis

Interstitial Pneumonitis

11/23/2010

Question:

With the diagnosis of interstitial pneumonitis, is there a survival rate, and is there a reason that caused it?

Answer:

Interstitial pneumonitis is a very general term that can mean many different things and encompasses many different diseases. The first step should be to ask your doctor what the specific diagnosis is. Some types of interstitial pneumonitis are quite treatable and others are not treatable.

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Response by:

James N Allen, Jr, MD James N Allen, Jr, MD
Clinical Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University