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View in Spanish: Síndrome de neumonía idiopática

Idiopathic pneumonia syndrome (IH-dee-oh-PA-thik noo-MOH-nyuh SIN-drome)
A set of pneumonia-like symptoms (such as fever, chills, coughing, and breathing problems) that occur with no sign of infection in the lung. Idiopathic pneumonia syndrome is a serious condition that can occur after a stem cell transplant.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.