Recent Examples of pneumonitis from the Web
She was diagnosed with wet lung, formally called hypersensitivity pneumonitis, an inflammatory disease sparked by the immune system after inhaling toxins.
Kessler, who turned 70 this year, skipped last year's race after being diagnosed with an interstitial lung disease called chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
An 18-year-old woman was diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, also known as wet lung, a few weeks after taking up vaping.
An 18-year-old developed the condition — formally known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis — after vaping for about only three weeks, according to a case study published in the medical journal Pediatrics.
Her doctors diagnosed hypersensitivity pneumonitis, sometimes called wet lung, an inflammation of the lungs due to an allergic reaction to chemicals or dust.
Eliana was then sent to Saratosa Hospital, where doctors gave the young girl antibiotics to treat aspiration pneumonia and chemical pneumonitis.
Symptoms of pneumonitis may include shortness of breath, chest pain, or new or worse cough.
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis has been referred to as bird breeder’s lung and mushroom picker’s disease in specific occupations with a risk of HP from biological dusts.
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medical Definition of pneumonitis
- … mold in damp indoor environments is associated with upper respiratory (nasal and throat) tract symptoms, cough, hypersensitivity pneumonitis in susceptible people, wheeze, and asthma symptoms …
- —Michele Melton, The Forsyth County News (Cumming, Georgia), 14 July 2013
- In one incident this year, a worker was treated for chemical pneumonitis, an inflammation of the lungs caused by chemical exposure.
- —Annette Cary, The Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Washington), 30 Oct. 2014
- … studies have suggested that one such condition—radiation-induced pneumonitis—may occur in up to 15 percent of patients receiving radiation therapy for lung cancer.
- —John George, The Philadelphia Business Journal, 1 Oct. 2014
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