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Do they know if Hamman rich syndrome is contagious?

By Anonymous August 11, 2014 - 8:40am
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Hello Anonymous,

Thank you for your question.

Hamman-Rich Syndrome is another name for acute interstitial pneumonitis, which is a rare, severe lung disease that usually affects otherwise healthy individuals. There is no known cause or cure. Acute interstitial pneumonitis occurs most frequently among people older than forty years old. It affects men and women equally. There are no known risk factors; in particular, smoking is not associated with increased risk. It is not contagious.

If you would like to learn more about Hamman-Rich Syndrome, I suggest you read this article, " Hamman-Rich Syndrome: Facts, Symptoms, and Treatments"


August 11, 2014 - 8:54am
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