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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


idiopathic pneumonia syndrome  listen  (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.