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- Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis
When there is a disease in the lung called cryptogenic fibrous alveolitis, it is called an interstitial lung disease (or ILD for short). They affect the tissues that support air sacs in the lungs, making it hard for them to take in as much air as the body needs for good health. A person who has fibrosing alveolitis has thick and scarred lungs that are hard to breathe through. Over time, they become less flexible, which makes it hard to breathe Read More
- Fibrosing alveolitis
Fibrosing Alveolitis or Pulmonary Fibrosis is a condition of the lungs that affects the tissues supporting the air sacs. Hence, it’s harder for them to absorb enough oxygen that the body needs for respiration purposes. In this condition, the lung tissues thicken and are scarred, resulting in decreased elasticity of the organ, thereby making breathing an arduous task. Symptoms of Fibrosing Alveolitis: Dry cough, Shortness of breath, Chest Read More
Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by the Histoplasma fungus. The fungus can be found in the environment, especially in soil with a lot of bird or bat droppings. Histoplasma is found primarily in the central and eastern regions of the United States, particularly in the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys. Parts of Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia are also home to the fungus. People can contract histoplasmosis by inhalin Read More
- Pulmonary fibrosis
Damage and scarring in lung tissue lead to pulmonary fibrosis. The scars thicken the tissue around and between the air sacs in your lungs, making it difficult for oxygen to pass into the bloodstream.
The reason for scarring can be multiple causes, but in most cases, doctors can’t find the exact reason for the wound. Such conditions are known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Exposure to numerous toxins 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
- 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