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What is chemical pneumonia?

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Chemical pneumonia is an unusual type of lung irritation. Pneumonia usually is caused by a bacteria or virus. In chemical pneumonia, inflammation of lung tissue is from poisons or toxins. Only a small percentage of pneumonias are caused by chemicals.

From: Chemical Pneumonia WebMD Medical Reference

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Chemical Pneumonia from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

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Chemical Pneumonia from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

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