Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Radiation induced lung disease. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lungnontumorradiationinduced.html. Accessed September 30th, 2023.
- Incidence of severe disease decreasing due to better therapeutic modalities
- Symptoms: fever, shortness of breath, radiologic infiltrates, diffuse alveolar damage and type II pneumocyte atypia
- Acute radiation pneumonitis: 1 - 6 months after therapy, occurs in 10% - 20% of patients
- Chronic radiation pneumonitis: interstitial fibrosis, epithelial atypia and foam cells in vessel walls