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- Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis
An interstitial lung disease occurs when there is cryptogenic fibrous alveolitis in the lungs (or ILD for short). They have an impact on the tissues that support the air sacs in the lungs, making it difficult for them to take in as much air as the body requires for good health. Fibrosing alveolitis causes thick, scarred lungs that are difficult to breathe through. They become less flexible over time, making it difficult to breathe. This diseas Read More
- Fibrosing alveolitis
Fibrosing Alveolitis, also known as Pulmonary Fibrosis, is a lung condition that affects the tissues that support the air sacs. As a result, it is more difficult for them to absorb the necessary oxygen for respiration. The lung tissues thicken and scar in this condition, resulting in decreased elasticity of the organ and making breathing difficult.
Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by the fungus Histoplasma. The fungus can be found in the environment, particularly in soil with a high concentration of bird or bat droppings. Histoplasma is mostly found in the central and eastern United States, particularly in the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys. The fungus can also be found in parts of Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Inhaling minute fungus spores in the air c 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