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Tests show mild form of UIP post treatment for pneumonia, does not have breathing issues. Suggestions?

Hi After 4 years of coughing after 2 consequtive years with pneumonia . My Mother has had tests which the conclusion being a mild form of UIP these tests also showed a saturation rate of 98% and she doesn t have any breathing problems. After looking up UIP I can t see how anyone could have a mild form... prognosis is death within 5 years! This wasn t explained to my Mother and she doesn t want to ask. Addition info- was a premature baby and had radioactive iodine treatment for Hypathyroidsm in her 30 s (now 65) Please advice
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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UIP is a form of pul fibrosis which in different people may present with different severity of symptoms. Patients can have waxing and waning of symptoms. Whether prematurity and RAI has any role in your mother`s UIP is difficult to say. She needs to be under regular supervision of a pulmonologist so that she can be started on treatment when ever required.
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