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Experience : 7 Years
United States


My wife was diagnosed with lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia by way of a ct scan. She has sjogrens. Please explain the illness and how is it treated.


Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia is a lung condition where there is a proliferation of lymphoid cells in the lungs. There is often no known cause for it, but it also can be associated with autoimmune conditions such as Sjogren's. Treatment is with glucocorticoids (prednisone). The dose and duration of the steroids depend on how severe the disease is. Some experts recommend 8 - 12 weeks of treatment. The patient are usually monitored with serial lung function tests. I hope this is helpful and your wife feels better soon.