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- Allergic granulomatosis
Allergic granulomatosis is an allergy that causes inflammation of the blood vessels. This inflammation leads to major passageways getting blocked affecting breathing or swallowing. When an adult develops asthma, it can be a sign of allergic granulomatosis. It is also known as Churg-Straus syndrome or eosinophilic granu Read More
- Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis
Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis or Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a condition that affects the small blood vessels and capillaries in the body. It is an extremely rare condition and causes inflammation of these small blood vessels that leads to blocking of the airways and other passages in the bo Read More
- Copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
COPD is a long-term lung disease that causes blocked airflow from the lungs. People who have asthma have trouble breathing, cough, cough up mucus (sputum), and wheeze. It is most often caused by exposure to irritating particles or gases over a long period of time, such as cigarette smoke. COPD patients are more likely to get heart disease, lung cancer, and a lot of other things.A lot of the time, COPD is caused by emphysema and chronic bronchitis Read More
- Extrinsic allergic pneumonia
Extrinsic Allergic Pneumonia, also known as Allergic Interstitial Pneumonitis, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, is a kind of inflammatory syndrome, more specifically, a lung disorder. Breakdown of the nameExtrinsic: origin is an outside matter – antigen.
Allergic: An allergic reaction from the antigen is the cause.
Pneumonia: inflammation within the lungs.
There are variations in the syndrome depending upon the antig 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
- Necrotizing respiratory granulomatosis
Necrotizing Sarcoid Granulomatosis (NSG) is a rare granulomatous illness that primarily affects the lungs and manifests as nodular masses of confluent sarcoid-like granulomas with severe necrosis and vasculitis. It was first described in 1973, as a lung granulomatous disease with sarcoid-like granulomas, vasculitis, and varying degrees of necrosis.
Necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis is considered a variant of sarcoidosis.
- 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