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Pneumonitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of lung tissue.[1]

Pneumonia is pneumonitis combined with consolidation and exudation.[2]

Many factors can cause pneumonitis, including breathing in animal dander, inhaling small food particles "down the wrong pipe", and receiving radiation therapy to the chest.[3]


Measles can cause severe pneumonitis,and ribavirin has been proposed as a possible treatment


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