Nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis

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What is nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis?

Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) is a rare lung condition characterized as a type of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia; it affects the tiny air sacs of the lungs (alveoli). Some symptoms may include a dry cough and shortness of breath.

Common symptoms reported by people with nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Omnicef)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mucinex)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
dry cough (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
vision problems balance problems 5 more
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
blurry vision fibromyalgia
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Omnicef)
Perceived effectiveness
for nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mucinex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
dry cough (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth esophageal spasms
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 5
40s 10
50s 28
60s 24
70+ 26
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 5
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 31
Female 64

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 33
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from NSIP patients who have completed their condition history
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