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Histoplasmosis is a type of lung infection.
Here is a list of causes of histoplasmosis you should know about:
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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a condition that occurs due to abnormal growth of smooth muscle cells, especially in the lymphatic systems and the lungs. This growth leads to the formation of cysts or holes in the lungs.
People suffering from Lymphangioleiomyomatosis have a hard time breathing because it is challenging for them to inhale and exhale air through the bronchial tubes. Also, replacing normal lung tissue with Read More
- Pleurisy (pleuritis)
Pleurisy (pleuritis) is a health condition that occurs when the pleura, the thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs, becomes inflamed. Pleurisy (pleuritis) can be caused by a variety of things, including viruses, bacteria, and even lung cancer.
When the pleurae (membrane lining the thoracic cavity and the lungs) are swollen or inflamed, they may rub against each other, resulting in severe chest pain.
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Pneumonia is an inflammatory infection that develops in the lungs. This disease fills up air sacs with fluid or pus that leads to cough with phlegm, fever, and difficulty in breathing.
We inhale air from the nose or mouth that reaches to lungs through Trachea, commonly known as the windpipe. Afterward, oxygen will automatically travel to air sacs through bronchi surrounded by the network of fine capillaries (thin and tiny blood Read More
- Pulmonary angiitis
Pulmonary angiitis is a term used to describe a collection of disorders with both a vascular (angiitis) and granulomatous components. It means inflammation of blood vessels in the lungs.
There are five unique clinical syndromes that have been identified, including:
Polyangiitis with eosinophilic granulomatosis (previously known as Churg-Strauss syndrome)
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with Read More
- Pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension is a life-threatening illness if not taken care of properly. If diagnosed, treatments can alleviate the symptoms and help you live with the disease more comfortably. High blood pressure in the arteries that run from your heart to your lungs is known as Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH).
The small arteries in your lungs get narrowed or obstructed as a result of PAH. Blood has a harder time flowing throu Read More
- Pump lung
Pump lung, (also known as Shock Lung), is inflammatory lung damage.
Pump lung is caused by fluid buildup in the lungs' small air sacs (called alveoli), which makes breathing very difficult. It also results in severely low blood oxygen levels.
As a result of low blood oxygen levels, other organs like the brain, heart, kidneys, and stomach, are deprived of the oxygen they require to function. Pump Lung is rare and Read More
- Sarcoid of boeck
The sarcoid of boeck (sarcoidosis) is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect any organ in the body, but most often involves the skin and lungs.
Sarcoid of boeck is characterized by the formation of small, round bumps (nodules) under the skin and in the lungs.
This condition was first described in the medical literature in 1869 by a German physician named Carl Boeck. It is also sometimes Read More
Torulosis is an airborne disease. It is more famously referred to as cryptococcosis.
When you inhale infected dust, torulosis slowly spreads throughout your lungs, presenting as pneumonia. It could potentially be fatal. Sometimes, it can also make its way to the brain, where it appears as meningitis. Other parts of the body that could be at risk include the skin which shows up as several fluid-filled nodules with dead tissue.&nb Read More
- Usual interstitial pneumonia (uip)
Usual Interstitial Pneumonia (UIP) is a radiologic and histopathologic pattern of interstitial lung disease.
The prognosis of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) is poor as the current therapies related to it are of unproven value.
Moreover, the mean survival of a patient following diagnosis with UIP is approximately three years.
The person may also require lung transplantation in case of a f Read More