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Medical Term:

lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis


a rare disease characterized by interstitial accumulation of lymphocytes in the lungs and late fibrosis; usually a result of a lymphoma, occasionally seen in AIDS, especially in children; sometimes seen as an autoimmune disorder.

Synonym(s): lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia, lymphoid interstitial pneumonia

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