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    discriminating between the three terms

    Hi,

    How should we differentiate between the following three words:

    1. pneumonia
    2. pneumonitis
    3. pulmonitis

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: discriminating between the three terms

    Quote Originally Posted by yanx View Post
    Hi,

    How should we differentiate between the following three words:

    1. pneumonia
    2. pneumonitis
    3. pulmonitis

    Thank you very much!
    Are you sure we should?
    "Pneumonia" is generally used for infectious lung diseases.
    A chemical pneumonitis/pulmonitis (inflammation of the lungs) such as silicosis or asbestosis is not generally referred to as pneumonia unless there's an element of infection.

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    Re: discriminating between the three terms

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Are you sure we should?
    "Pneumonia" is generally used for infectious lung diseases.
    A chemical pneumonitis/pulmonitis (inflammation of the lungs) such as silicosis or asbestosis is not generally referred to as pneumonia unless there's an element of infection.

    Thanks man! I just had no idea what was the difference before you told me, 'cause the dictionary says that they are the same meaning. Besides, practically I don't think we should differentiate from them,either.

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